Multimedia Journalism
29.8K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Andy Bull from Business in a Social Media World
onto Multimedia Journalism
Scoop.it!

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

 While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

What About Me?

"What About Me?" is a personalization tool that produces colorful infographics that display your social media habits automatically from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The tool is provided by Intel. Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.

 

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. It enables you to express your professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization, and will help optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get a kickass Visual Resume.

 

Piktochart

With Piktochart, you get to create an innovative Infographic using a combination of different types of visualizations: themes, icons, vectors, images and chart exporter. Drag-and-drop and click your way through color schemes, shapes and fonts, then export the materials as static or html to easily embed it for use at your site.

 

easel.ly

Easel.ly is a fun tool to create your Infographics with drag and drop features and a simple interface. You can easily create and share visual ideas online, supported by ‘vhemes’ or visual themes that help you get started from the preset Infograpic style. Drag and drop a ‘vheme’ onto your canvas to turn your idea into a full infographic.

 

Visual.ly (http://goo.gl/issJu)

Visually helps you customize infographics in seconds, and no, you don’t have to be an analyst or designer to make infographics with Visually Create. Visual.ly allows you to also discover infographics and favorites from other users.

 

Infogr.am (http://goo.gl/UaK3G)

Infogr.am is a simple yet most exciting way to create static and interactive infographics. Import raw data to Infogr.am, and the site’s online tool will help you turn that data into a nice looking chart or full-blown infographic in minutes.

 

Many Eyes (http://goo.gl/9SKr5)

Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group with a simple belief: ‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science’. Many Eyes provides a range of visualizations from the ordinary to the experimental, where each can be put together with a click.

 

Venngage (http://goo.gl/GhLG7)

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, and at the same time, engage viewers and track results. Venngage allows you to create beautiful infographics for blogs and websites and you can also watch the numbers of your audience grow with compelling and beautiful content.

 

iCharts (http://goo.gl/PXFFx)

With iCharts, you can create great-looking charts in minutes with interactive and easy-to-share data. iCharts makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute big and small data.

 

Dipity (http://goo.gl/V4QLU)

Dipity is a free digital timeline website, if you are looking for a different type of Infographics. The mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.

 

Timeline JS (http://goo.gl/gCqpr)

TimelineJS is a beautifully crafted timeline that is easy and intuitive to use. You can pull in media from different sources with built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

 

StatSilk (http://goo.gl/Hk2DE)

StatSilk offers web-based and desktop software to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable, to cater to diverse mapping and visualisation needs.

 

InFoto Free (http://goo.gl/6uM6r)

InFoto Free is an app for your Android to create an infographic of your photo-taking habits, using a Photo stats analyzer. With InFoto Free you can create awesome looking high-res infographics from your photo collection. It tells you things like what time of the day you prefer to take photos in, whether you prefer horizontal or vertical orientations as well as your favorite city to shoot in.

 

Photo Stats (http://goo.gl/b8mB1)

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that analyses the photos you take on your iPhone. The app generates cool and stylish infographics that shows how, when and where you take your photos from. You get to easily visualize your photo-taking habits and share it with friends.

 

More Tools

 

ChartsBin (http://goo.gl/kSZ2k) – An online tool to create your own interactive map instantly with no installation or coding needed, and you can embed the map in your own website or blog easily too.

 

Tableau Public (http://goo.gl/EkmM0) – A free application for your Windows computer that brings data to life. You can create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy.

 

Creately (http://goo.gl/D3gx8) – Want to create beautiful diagrams in no time? Creately may be a good choice to use as it can be used across all sectors by individuals, corporate teams, developers, software architects, students and teachers alike for diagramming purposes.

 

Gliffy (http://goo.gl/x3O6n) – Gliffy helps to easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. You can easily drag-and-drop your way through the makings of an infographic using the many shapes from an extensive library.

 

SIMILE Widgets (http://goo.gl/TvzqR) – SIMILE is a free and open-source data visualization Web widget.

 

Tagxedo (http://goo.gl/2l0Uf) – Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, news articles, slogans, themes, even your love letters – into a visually stunning word cloud. Every word is individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

Wordle (http://goo.gl/XS56D) – Wordle is a simple web app for generating “word clouds” from the text you provide. While the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, you can also tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


Via 173 Sud, Chrisange , Rose Marie DeSousa, massimo facchinetti, Becky Gaylord, John van den Brink, Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
more...
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:47 PM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:39 AM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, May 13, 2015 8:04 PM

Info graphs are very cool.

Multimedia Journalism
Essential reading for journalists working with mobile, social and multimedia platforms
Curated by Andy Bull
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

As news organizations around the world struggle with advertising, more are prioritizing the individual reader

As news organizations around the world struggle with advertising, more are prioritizing the individual reader | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Journalism is going through a moment of self-reckoning. News organizations around the world are trying to repair or improve readers' perceptions of their work, while also trying to figure out how to make real money sustainably while playing on Facebook and Google's turf (and not just to stem print …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

How a 171-year-old news agency is the hidden mainstay of news on Facebook

How a 171-year-old news agency is the hidden mainstay of news on Facebook | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
New research reveals that the bedrock of journalism on Facebook is far more stable than one might have thought of a news environment stigmatised by rampant clickbait and fake stories.
Andy Bull's insight:
With some good examples of how improving on AP headlines greatly increases engagement
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andy Bull from brandjournalism
Scoop.it!

How big is Twitter Moments? – Balaji S. Srinivasan – Medium

How big is Twitter Moments? – Balaji S. Srinivasan – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Twitter Moments is a bit of a paradox. It’s Twitter’s in-house news service, and because of recent feature changes, it’s become one of the most visited news outlets in the world. Specifically, mobile…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Everyone loves push alerts, but there are problems. Like: What if readers don’t actually open them?

Everyone loves push alerts, but there are problems. Like: What if readers don’t actually open them? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
New research on how news organizations are using (and abusing?) push notifications.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

This tool will help you build a chatbot

This tool will help you build a chatbot | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This week's tool takes a step into the future, as our colleague Nick Saffan shares the bot-building tool he learned how to use at the Online News A
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

5 Exceptional ways online journalism used data in 2017 | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

5 Exceptional ways online journalism used data in 2017 | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Audioboom is ending its free service. Here are some free mobile audio tools you can use instead

Audioboom is ending its free service. Here are some free mobile audio tools you can use instead | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It's been widely rumoured for some weeks now that Audioboom was about to end its free service - and this morning an email to users of the service confirmed that. From December 4, it says, "audioBoom will only offer a $9.99 monthly subscription to our current users". So what do you use if you want…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

How to tailor your content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

How to tailor your content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Posting on social doesn’t mean you should post the same thing on every social platform.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andy Bull from brandjournalism
Scoop.it!

14 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Page Engagement – Buffer — Social – Medium

14 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Page Engagement – Buffer — Social – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Engagement on Facebook Pages has fallen by 20 percent since the start of 2017, according to BuzzSumo who analyzed over 880 million Facebook posts by brands and publishers. But we feel there are ways…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Facebook’s new anti-fake news feature will offer more context about articles users see in the News Feed

Facebook’s new anti-fake news feature will offer more context about articles users see in the News Feed | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook's outsized role in spreading fake news both during last year's presidential election is, at this point, undeniable. Facebook has taken some responsibility, and on Thursday introduced a new feature meant to give users more context about articles while they're reading and before they share t…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a Slack bot for journalists

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a Slack bot for journalists | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Quartz got some money from Knight last year to launch its own Bot Studio, building interactive tools/chat interfaces/general bot substrate for both itself and other newsrooms. (More here and here.) Today, Quartz announces the latest fruit of that effort — a Slack bot named Quackbot, built in coll…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

An ode to Tom Petty: Why journalists need to appreciate the lyric

An ode to Tom Petty: Why journalists need to appreciate the lyric | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This article was first published on our site on June 17 of this year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Facebook’s about to launch its news subscriptions initiative. The New York Times is reportedly sitting out; The Washington Post is in

Facebook is trying to climb out of a maelstrom of bad PR.

It's turning over several thousand Russia-linked political posts to Congressional investigators. The president is now unhappy with the platform: Facebook has "always been anti-Trump," Donald Trump whined on Twitter on Wednesday.…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

What really makes a good social headline? And 8 questions to help you write one

What really makes a good social headline? And 8 questions to help you write one | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It’s a question we all talk a lot about, and the answer is often a matter of just knowing one when you see one. But as part of a table talk at ONA this year, a few dozen journalists and I tried to…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andy Bull from brandjournalism
Scoop.it!

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Visitors to Steve Jobs’s house in Palo Alto or to Apple’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

How network analysis helps journalists identify social media influencers | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

How network analysis helps journalists identify social media influencers | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

3 Things I Learned About Our Brand from Social Media Listening | Simply Measured

3 Things I Learned About Our Brand from Social Media Listening | Simply Measured | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
What are the chances that a large brand just happens upon your post when they aren’t following you and you don’t tag them? Well,…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andy Bull from Edtech PK-12
Scoop.it!

30 Tools to Crop and Resize Your Images Online Without Photoshop

30 Tools to Crop and Resize Your Images Online Without Photoshop | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Sometimes you don't want to launch Photoshop just for a task as simple as image resizing. For that matter you can use the free online image resizing services.

Via Cindy Rudy
more...
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall

Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That's the program where readers can pay..
more...
Lori Laurent Smith's curator insight, October 12, 3:48 AM
Blogging will always remain a critical pillar holding up a thought leader's reputation. Medium always has well-written, shareable, erudite people behind their posts (much more than Blogger or Wordpress, where the blog abandonment rate after a handful of posts is approaching Tumblr levels. They also offer truly pathetic  templates with the worst font options available. 

With the rise of crowdfunding to support writers who can be paid appropriate compensation for the hours (days?) they work to deliver thought=provoking content, it's refreshing to see Medium opening up to let everyone join their partner program.

From the article: "In September, 83 percent of those who published paywalled stories received money — the largest payment for a single author was $2,279.12, the largest payment for a single publication was $1,466.68 and the average payment was $93.65."
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Inside the Financial Times’ Instagram strategy - Digiday

Inside the Financial Times’ Instagram strategy - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Financial Times is hoping to use Instagram Stories to push out more of its charts and graphics.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andy Bull from brandjournalism
Scoop.it!

I wrote 4,000 words about Snapchat and didn’t know what to do with them

I wrote 4,000 words about Snapchat and didn’t know what to do with them | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
One one long train journey early last year, I began writing a blog post about Snapchat. By the time the train arrived I realised that I had written a whopping 4,000 words. Too long for a blog post…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

Work in a digital innovation role in local news, or trying to transform your newsroom? Use this new trove of free resources for publishers

Work in a digital innovation role in local news, or trying to transform your newsroom? Use this new trove of free resources for publishers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Trying to launch a podcast and wondering what listener metrics to really focus on? Trying to create the best email newsletter to suit the pace of your newsroom? Trying to get creative with article formats but have limited resources?

Better News, which launched Tuesday, offers another good colle…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andy Bull from brandjournalism
Scoop.it!

Two fundamentals that define good data journalism – Andy Dickinson – Medium

Two fundamentals that define good data journalism – Andy Dickinson – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
I’m teaching a module on Data Journalism to second year undergraduates this year. It’s not the first time we’ve done that at the university. A few years ago three colleagues of mine, Francois Nel…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Andy Bull
Scoop.it!

How BBC star Clare Balding nicked my byline

How BBC star Clare Balding nicked my byline | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
An interview with the all-round good egg and nation’s darling? What could possibly go wrong ... until the nightmare of ‘copy control’ started
more...
No comment yet.