33 Free Tools and Project Ideas from ICFJ Knight Fellows to Inspire Your Newsroom

Updated Toolkit: Find the latest storytelling projects and tools from ICFJ Knight Fellows at tools.ijnet.org

Journalists and newsrooms that want to improve their multimedia storytelling, audience engagement and more can access free tools and resources built by ICFJ Knight Fellows at tools.ijnet.org.

The newly updated site features a treasure trove of information on everything from interactive storytelling tools to investigative reporting networks and data journalism trainings. 

Recent additions include tools and project ideas you can use in your own reporting, such as:

  • Elements, which helps journalists create interactive quizzes and timelines.
  • GenderGap.AFRICA, an interactive platform that illustrates income inequality.
  • Fátima, a Twitter bot that debunks misinformation across Brazil.
  • SembraMedia School, Latin America’s first online school for digital media entrepreneurs.

ICFJ Knight Fellows create a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide by helping journalists and news organizations adopt new technologies to enhance their news gathering, storytelling, editorial workflows, audience engagement and business models. The tools and networks they create are designed to be available to journalists everywhere. 

Four ICFJ Knight Fellows — Nasr ul Hadi, Janine Warner, Pedro Burgos and Justin Arenstein — will be speaking this week at the 2018 Online News Association Conference in Austin, Texas. They will present several of these resources at ICFJ’s Steal My Tool session. 

If you adopt any of these tools or lead new projects inspired by them, please let us know by tweeting us @ICFJKnight.

This post was originally published on IJNet. 


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