Digital tools for today’s and tomorrow’s journalists

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An overview of new and coming technologies of value to journalists on the job. Covers software and hardware. By Steve Outing, media futurist and digital-news innovator. February 2014

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<ul><li>1.Tools for todays andtomorrows journalists Steve OutingMedia futurist, Digital-news innovator | steveouting@gmail.comhttp://mediadisruptus.com </li></ul> <p>2. Spring 2013: Innovative Digital Storytelling for NewsSince graduating, I've found that everything we learned during the independent study has had really great traction from online editors.! At Outside, I try to work in things like ThingLink and Google Fusion Tables into our daily news posts. A couple weeks ago I made an interactive online map of Bigfoot sightings with Fusion Tables.- Stephen KasicaSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 3. Spring 2013: Innovative Digital Storytelling for News When a new tool or app appears, its journalistic applications might not be immediately apparentE.g.,Vine app: 6-second looping video. How about coverage of a fashion show?Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 4. Useful new tools debut regularly and often!New Twitter Tool Finds Hot Topics Before They TrendSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 5. New Secret app: Any news uses come to mind?Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 6. The facts of life: Journalism in 2014 and afterIn your media/news/advertising career, you will continually be learning and using new tools that do not exist yet Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 7. Familiar content-creation software still relevant, butExpensiveTime-consuming to learnDifcult to learnIn the past, mostly used by newsroom experts (Art, Photo, Video departments)Powerful tools!Allow easy publishing to web, mobile Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 8. Trend: Software tools going from desktop to cloudSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 9. Interactive images: Easy!Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 10. Tools to create interactive imagesEmbed e-commerce/direct-purchaselinks in photosSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 11. Tools for interactive panorama photosSmartphone app (iOS, Android)+ dozens of smartphone and tablet apps to create panoramas many allow embedding on web Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 12. Interactive video: Embed many forms of content on top of parts of videoSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 13. Interactive video toolSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 14. NY Times Snowfall was massive undertakingSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 15. Now, simple tool to create something similarSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 16. Curation tools and servicesAutomatically collects and combines your social media posts into an embeddable content blockSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 17. Storify: Free, widely used curation tool Embed what you create on website ... Easily combine original and curated content 18. Multimedia, timelines, infographics, data visualizationSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 19. Meograph: 4-dimensional storytelling tool Combines maps, timeline, links, photos, video, audio into embeddable multimedia presentation;new form of interactive story that can be watched (TV-like) or explored at users speedSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 20. Prezi: Not just for presentations ... Why not news?Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 21. Lets not forget about hardwarestillDrone with GoPro:Only for hobby use currently Narrative lifeblogging clip camera: Takes photo every 30 seconds LA Times photojournalist uses GoProfor time-lapse at Oscars Red CarpetSteve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com 22. Whats coming (not just Google Glass) META augmented reality glasses: Available summer 2014 ($3,000)(a la Minority Report movie)Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) http://mediadisruptus.com steveouting@gmail.com </p>

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