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Creative Commons Search

Creative Commons Search | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it

Creative Commons Search helps you find assets that are available to share, use and remix. Great for those looking for assets to enrich news stories.

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Gail Rogers's curator insight, February 10, 2013 12:03 PM

Use this to find material for your creation!

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Tools for helping journalists create content, keep it relevant and keep up with changing audience behaviour and technological advances.
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Medium - embeddable storytelling tool

Medium - embeddable storytelling tool | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Bring Your Stories and Ideas 
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Great tool for creating either a standalone blog/news site or compiling reports to embed elsewhere. 

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Poetica - collaborative subbing

Poetica - collaborative subbing | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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Wickr - Private messaging for journalists

Wickr - Self-destructing messages, photos, videos and more. Wickr's mission is to provide secure communications that Leave No Trace. People are being tracked online and their information is being sold in ways they do not understand by numerous governments and corporations throughout the world. Your private communications are worth money. Online communications should be untraceable by default.
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Introducing Pop: a new way to have conversations with photos, videos and GIFs

Introducing Pop: a new way to have conversations with photos, videos and GIFs | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Below, Kara Oehler, Jesse Shapins and James Burns, the co-founders of Zeega, a Knight News Challenge winner, write about the ...
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Futures Lab update #34: Automated video editing and mobile app tools | RJI

Futures Lab update #34: Automated video editing and mobile app tools | RJI | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
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StoryMap JS - Telling stories with maps.

StoryMap JS - Telling stories with maps. | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Telling stories with maps.
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From the site: "StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. StoryMapJS is currently in an alpha release, which means that we're looking for early adopters to try it out and give us some feedback. We're working on a user-friendly authoring tool, but for now, you will have to be comfortable looking up the geocodes for your locations yourself and creating a JSON data file. If you're ready to get started, read our advanced documentation and give it a try. You can use our support forumto post questions, or email support@knightlab.zendesk.com."

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Carol Zuegner's curator insight, April 28, 10:28 AM

This is a tool and a practice I want to do more with. Maybe with the backpack in Alaska. 

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Lucidpress - the design editor for print and Web

Lucidpress - the design editor for print and Web | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Jimun Gimm
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This looks really intuitive. A simple interface with stunning results. Would be great for journaists producing updates for tablets, smartphones or email newsletters.

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:09 PM



Lucidpress is a web app which allows you to design, layout, format and publish most any type of document or publication without needing to buy an expensive software program.


The key advantage of Lucidpress is that it offers one editing environment to prepare both print and digital publications for the web or mobile devices.


Final work can be exported to high quality PDF files, or to JPG, PNG or PDF files for individual pages. 


Lucidpress integrates with Google Drive and it allows to easily import texts, images as well as video clips from YouTube. 


My comment: There is certainly a need for an easy-to-use web-based design environment for pubs of all kinds which Lucidpress attempts to intercepts. The design app is quite powerful and well designed but unless you are a designer you are going to be disappointed with the results. Available templates are few and very old-fashioned. This is probably the area where Lucidpress has the maximum opportunity for improvement. Integrating quality design into the service and non-design customers will do the rest. 



Free to use.


Try it out now: https://www.lucidpress.com 


Tutorials: http://support.lucidpress.com/categories/20121236-Tutorials 








Margaret Waage's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:46 PM

I'm testing this right now...looks like a wonderful tool. 

Many thanks!!

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Make a Video Quickly and Easily | Videolicious

Make a Video Quickly and Easily | Videolicious | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Use Videolicious to make and edit professional-quality video, automatically. Just choose your shots and Videolicious does the rest.
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Videolicious added to The Social Media Kitbag for Journailsts. Last week I added the Android app for making news videos - StoryMaker - this one is for IOS and claim to be planning to roll out an Android version.

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Free online video presentation software | Make a slideshow with your powerpoint & web cam

Free online video presentation software | Make a slideshow with your powerpoint & web cam | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Present.me - the video presentation platform. Share all your presentation content in one place. Slides, slides and audio, slides and video or just video. No software to install, all you need is your slides, a webcam and YOU!
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Could this be used by journalists to create short news bulletins?  Has anyone any experience of doing so?  Please share. 

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Scoopshot - news videos

Scoopshot - news videos | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Scoopshot gives you authentic and unique photos and video directly from your audience. Engage your audience directly on their mobile phones!
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From the site: "Scoopshot is a crowdsourcing service for news photos and videos. We give you unique content and direct access to mobile photographers around the world."

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helpingmedia's comment, April 9, 2013 3:35 AM
It seems a useful tool. Free of charge to download, use and upload material but check the copyright notices on the Terms and Conditions to check who owns what and when that changes. I mailed them asking whether there was a Creative Commons option for those more interested in reach rather than revenue and the answer was "for the moment we do not support the CC license model, although situation can change in the future." Would be a good option to add.
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QUOTE.fm

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Great tool for sharing quotes from articles and embedding them. From the site:  "QUOTE.fm is the best way to discover, read, collect, recommend, curate, and discuss written stories."  Tested it here. http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/blog/how-to-give-quotes-a-life-of-their-own/

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Jeff Domansky's comment, March 15, 2013 11:29 PM
Great functionality but the design and presentation need a wholesale makeover and presentation options for enjoyable reading. Otherwise I'm not sure readers won't get bored and go elsewhere. Thanks for sharing it.
helpingmedia's comment, March 16, 2013 4:57 AM
Hi Jeff, agreed. I also noticed that if I use the tablet version I can't quote directly from an article. I seem to have to grab the url from my browser, move over to the app, paste it in and do it that way round. Too many steps. (perhaps I am doing something wrong). Also, I would like to be able to add a bit more context around the collection. I have raised a few points in the piece (linked to above).
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Newsflare

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Upload your news videos or respond to assignments and make money. Good news for anyone with a camera who spots a story and is first on the scene.

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Lee Christopher Coles's curator insight, February 27, 6:46 PM

Upload videos and get paid for it 

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Timeline JS - interactive, multimedia timelines

Timeline JS - interactive, multimedia timelines | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.
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Create multimedia timelines to embed and share. You can use Google Docs to assemble data and elements before publishing. 

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Osocio's curator insight, December 29, 2012 3:09 PM

You can use Google Docs to assemble data and elements before publishing. 

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Free Data Visualization Software | Tableau Public

Free Data Visualization Software | Tableau Public | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Tableau Public is free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web.
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Looking forward to the release of a Mac version and have put my name down to be informed when it's ready. 

 

http://www.tableausoftware.com/trial/tableau-mac-coming-soon

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Captricity: Tool for data journalists

Captricity: Tool for data journalists | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Captricity incorporate human intelligence with OCR / ICR in order to transcribe handwriting & text on forms into a spreadsheet or database.
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Creatavist: Interactive storytelling

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Spreaker - Record and broadcast from smartphone

Spreaker - Record and broadcast from smartphone | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Discover the upcoming talent in the biggest community of broadcasters, producers, and musicians.
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Could this be useful for exiled media and citizen journalists?

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Photo editor online / free image editing direct in your browser - Pixlr.com

Pixlr Editor is a free online photo editor with a prefessional touch. Fix, adjust and filter your images. Manage your images in your browser, no registration required jump right in!
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Clinch - mobile app

Clinch - mobile app | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Mix your videos and photos with others around you to automatically create a new kind of movie.
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Real time video and stills news collaboration tool for finding the best live coverage of a breaking/developing news story, mashing it together and producing a broadcast item to publish and share...

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Kwout - A way to quote from websites

Kwout - A way to quote from websites | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
A brilliant way to quote
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Kwout enables you to grab part of a web page and embed the element in a blog or website or share via social media with links back to the original. Could be useful for writing articles where you need to source other sites. 

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StoryMaker - BETA - Android Apps on Google Play

StoryMaker - BETA - Android Apps on Google Play | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
(PLEASE NOTE: While the Guardian Project is hosting this BETA release, this app and service was developed and supported by a number of organizations. You can learn mo...
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Yet to experiment with this but the video looks great.

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Popcorn Maker

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Video beyond the box. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video.
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From the site: "Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds."

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Flipboard's build your own mag feature

Flipboard's build your own mag feature | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Your Social Magazine. Available for iPad, iPhone & Android.
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I've been playing with the new Flipboard Magazine tool and started building a personalised magazine about the Media's Future, dragging in random articles that catch my eye and which I want to store and share. Now I am trying to figure out how useful and disruptive this new version of Flipboard (2.0) could be. Please share any experiences/comments/ideas below.

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Home - Future Journalism Project

Home - Future Journalism Project | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
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From the site: "The Future Journalism Project explores disruption, opportunity and innovation across the media landscape. We do this through a mix of original thinking and reporting, curation and the use of various platforms that best fit the type of content that we’re working with."

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helpingmedia's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:01 AM

From the site: "The Future Journalism Project explores disruption, opportunity and innovation across the media landscape. We do this through a mix of original thinking and reporting, curation and the use of various platforms that best fit the type of content that we’re working with."

Mafalda Marques's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:53 PM

the future of journalism

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Wufoo · Online Form Builder!

Wufoo · Online Form Builder! | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
Wufoo's HTML form builder helps you create online web forms.
Use our web form creator to power your contact forms, online
surveys, and event registrations.
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From the site: "Wufoo is a web application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun."

 

Note: You are able to make three forms only with the free version but those forms will have limited functionality. I signed up and had a try and the free version seems to offer the basics needed to gather information. Upgrading to the paid version promises far more, but I have not tried that.  Any comments from people who have upgraded welcome.

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Ramona Lupu's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:01 AM

Wufoo - a web application that helps anybody build online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy and fast.