10 of the ‘Latest, Greatest Software Tools for Journalists’

Storyplanet.  Pearltrees.  And Popcorn Maker.  These are three of the roughly 60 programs, sites, and apps fairly recently shared rapid-fire by j-prof extraordinare Brady Teufel.  His session– “The Latest and Greatest Software Tools for Journalists”– was one of the highlights of the 2013 ACP National College Journalism Convention in San Francisco.

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Below is a “latest and greatest” top 10 sampling– a smidgen of the digital creation, capture, curation, editing, publishing, sharing, and workflow help that according to Teufel is at our disposal.

10 Top Tools for Journalists Circa Now

Storyplanet

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“By making it easy to put interaction into your content we can help you make much more powerful projects.”

Popcorn Maker

2

“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.”

GigaPan

3

“GigaPan gives experienced and novice photographers the technology to create high-resolution panorama images more easily than ever before, and the resulting GigaPan images offer viewers a new, unique perspective on the world.”

Cowbird

4

“Cowbird is a community of storytellers.  We build the world’s simplest and most beautiful storytelling tools, and we offer them for free to anyone who wishes to use them.  When you tell stories on Cowbird, we automatically find connections between your life and the lives of others, forming a vast, interconnected ecosystem, in which we all take part.”

TileMill

5

“Whether you’re a journalist, web designer, researcher, or seasoned cartographer, TileMill is the design studio you need to create stunning interactive maps.”

Meograph

6

“Meograph helps [you] easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. Our first product combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when.”

Pearltrees

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“Pearltrees is a visual and collaborative curation tool that allows users to collect, organize and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos and notes.”

Magisto

8

“Magisto turns your everyday videos into exciting, memorable movies you’ll want to watch again and again.”

Storyful

8

Weebly

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