There’s no reason a millenial journalist must stick to the old, inefficient ways of gathering information just like the baby-boomers journalists. Ren LaForme of Poynter Institute leaked some digital free tools we journos should use more often to let our work much easier than ever.
- Geofeedia.com: It enables us find given locations and grab digital information uploaded to the social media services from locations in question. You may also set a certain time bracket here. Cool, right
- Storehouse: The platform makes combining photos, text and videos more hassle-free.
- Timeline.js: It creates a timeline which doesn’t take you to be a geek like Edward Snowden.
- Storymap.js: The service lets you follow streams of information in certain locations.
- Snapchat: You’ll like it if you have to reach younger audience aged 15 or even under.
- Hyperlapse: Forget that notebook and pen. Use your smartphone with Hyperlapse installed on it.. Recording videos now becomes way easier. There’s algorithm to reduce shake as well.
- Tabula: The open source tool helps you extract precious data to a newsworthy document.
- Import.io: This tool can do you charm with the ability of turning information on the web into a chart as requested. Wonderfully executed, indeed.
Now that 2015 just began, it’s time to embrace these digital tools you’ve hardly used to impress your audience with speed and accuracy at an equal balance.