20 tools and apps for digital journalists
Storytelling tools: Five easy ways to create visual stories that can be embedded within a news story 1. Storify: A journalist favourite No list of journalism tools would be complete without Storify. This tool allows you to drag and drop tweets, YouTube videos and other social media elements into a post and add explainers. 2. Datawapper is quick and easy to use. 3. If you have a photograph or image that needs some explanation, use ThingLink to add links to media, such as Wikipedia, YouTube and Twitter. Here's an example from German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost, which used ThingLink to add explainers to a photo of the situation room in the White House on the day Osama bin Laden was killed. Follow this link to see how NME.com used ThingLink to add music references to a poster. Here's one we made as an example, which includes a Wikimedia Commons image, a Flickr image, a YouTube video and a Google map.5. Here is one published by The Wall Street Journal. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. Not got an iPhone? 13.