Collection of useful online tools for journalists!

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Collection of useful online tools for journalists!

Thursday, 08 October 2015

 

Over the last few years, many online tools have appeared to create multimedia stories, interactive maps, and converge different types of content. Also, these services simplify the work with information on social networks. So we offer you some of them:

Buzzsumo. This is a service for monitoring publications on a particular topic in online journals and social networks. Works on the principle of an aggregator that collects content from web resources and media for specific keywords. When searching, the user can choose the desired type of content: infographics, interviews, etc. This service is paid, but there is an opportunity to use a free trial period.

Topsy. Another free service has a helpful set of features and is easy to use. With its help you may search for posts on a specific topic and for a certain period on Twitter. The service allows you to explore both by hashtag and by the message’s text. Another advantage, you can check which of the users most often mentions a topic with this service.

IFTTT (If This Then That). Service for programming the algorithm of interaction between user accounts on different platforms. These can be both social networks and blogs.

ThingLink. Data visualization service. The free version is enough to create interactive images. The service allows you to use your own or standard photos, add videos, data, etc.

Odyssey. It’s a multimedia story resource that lets you create significant publications without even having web coding skills. You can even create interactive maps with it.