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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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Tool for creating social media friendly info graphics

I've been waiting for something like this. According to Visual.ly  the new tool will enable people to create their own data visuals and embed, share and discuss them.
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Answers.com

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Wiki Q&A combined with free online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedias. Ask questions, get answers.
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STATS: We Check Out the Numbers Behind the News

STATS: We Check Out the Numbers Behind the News | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
From the site: "Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS - has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Our goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies. "
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Quora

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This was meant to be the Q & A version of Wikipedia, but I have yet to figure out who will make sense of all the random answers. Still, you do get answers and it's great for collaborating. I have signed up and you can check my presence here - although I have only just started. http://www.quora.com/David-Brewer-1
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Soundsponge's comment, March 19, 2011 2:40 PM
It looks like Quora is in a phase of crossing the chasm between early adopters and mainstream. If they pass this phase successfully it will be great value for all of us.
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Visual.ly

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Create Your Own Data Visualizations
Visualizations are powerful, but they’ve required time and hard work to create -- until now. You no longer need expensive software, extensive design skills, or number crunching ability. We’re building a tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create professional quality designs with their own data. And when you’re ready to show your work to the world, publish it on your Visual.ly profile, your own personal showcase.

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ScraperWiki

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A tool for sifting through data to find information. Could be useful to journalists trying to understand data mining and data journalism.

I have also added this to the Data Mining for Journalists curation site on Scoop.it
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Many Eyes : Browsing visualizations

Many Eyes : Browsing visualizations | Social media kitbag | Scoop.it
From the site: "Many Eyes is a free data visualisation tool. If you have not tried your hand at any data journalism yet, today could be the day to start. "

(Thanks to Journalism.co.uk for this).
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Timeglider

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A Web-based timeline software application for creating, collaborating on, and sharing history and project planning.
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