Every week, we review up-and-coming tools for journalists and new-media enthusiasts.


1 July 2013

CamDictionary: Never lost in translation

If you are a journalist who travels a lot, CamDictionary is a useful app to have during your journey. It is a “real-time translator”, which automatically translates the word you need for you. All you have to do is point your phone at the word or phrase that needs to be translated and wait until the app recognises the selected item. The app will detect what language the word or phr

18 June 2013

Flipboard: Online Magazine Creator

Flipboard allows you to make your own digital friendly magazine that is full of articles, photos, videos and any other content that you find online. Though Flipboard is not the newest app, it is one of the most successful projects gaining 50 million readers and winning a couple of digital awards. Moreover,  the tool has been proven to be useful to journalists and media professionals alike, as it allows the user to perform a variety of useful actions that can be applied to both work and personal scenarios.

10 June 2013

Zeega: Go beyond the usual storytelling

Journalists, have you discovered Zeega yet? This handy tool was launched in autumn of last year and claims to be a mixed media package that allows you to make different documentaries in the form of stories using sound, videos, pictures and text. The co-founders describe Zeega as a revolutionising web publishing device and an interactive storytelling tool for a future that will go beyond blogs


3 June 2013

Crisis Connection

Crisis Connection is a smartphone application that serves as a crisis platform, where information can be shared and is transformed into a situational sketch from a bird's eye perspective on a public online map. The Homeland Security Advisory Council and the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Laboratory created the app, which enables people at the location of the disast

27 May 2013

Journalism Tools on Pinterest

Journalists who are on the hunt for the ultimate journalism toolbox, look no further. Journalism Tools on Pinterest has everything you need, and then some. Journalism Tools is created and run by journalist Ezra Eeman who regularly updates the page with new tools and resources.

4 April 2013

Emergency Journalism Toolkit

News professionals who are currently working in volatile situations are encouraged to take a look at the Emergency Journalism website. The page is updated weekly with useful new content including lists of content curation tools, various recommended blogs, and featured videos from experts in the emergency journalism field.


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