Graphics | Video | Social Media

Graphics | Video | Social Media


Blush Illustrations
Add editable illustrations to your stories.

Free and Paid Video and Audio Editing Software
Both desktop and mobile tools. Complied by Ted Gutsche.

Design tool for social media posts, slides, infographics and other visual elements.


Create interactive videos.

Make interactive videos. Add links, chapters and quizzes.

Create interactive videos.

Create interactive videos.

Recite This
Turns a quote into a visual or graphic.

Live-stream video from your mobile phone.

Free and Paid Video and Audio Editing Software
Both desktop and mobile tools. Complied by Ted Gutsche.

Jeremy Caplan’s 10 Useful Tools for Visual Productivity

Popcorn Maker
Add interactivity, text, photos, maps and other interactive features to your video or audio slideshow.

GIF Rocket
Create GIFs from any video.

58 Video Tech Tools

Create and manage video learning content.

OBS Open Broadcaster Software
Free open-source software for video recording and livestreaming.

Online video and animation maker.

Allows you to remove backgrounds from videos. Be careful with this tool ethically as you must label any photo or video an illustration.

Quartz AI Studio: Learn Machine Learning with These Videos
Can be used to play YouTube and Vimeo videos frame by frame, to see any inconsistencies in content.

Academy of Storytellers
Learn about video storytelling.

Platform for journalists & citizens to record and share audio.

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also assists in helping you download YouTube videos. Free, no spyware and runs on all platforms.

Create your own stop-cam videos.

Tips to Make Your Zoom Presentations User-Friendly

IJNET: How to Create GIFs for Use in Journalism

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


Knight Lab Publisher’s Toolbox
Timeline JS, Storymap, Juxtapose and more.

Free timeline creation tool. Post and share on web.

Timeline building tool from Pro Publica.

Build timelines with this online tool.

Tiki-Toki Timelines

Font Joy Font-Pairing Tool
A free, browser-based tool that matches fonts that work well together.

Google Earth Timelapse
Track changes over 32 years to environment, city, region.

Adobe Kuler Color Generator

Color schemes generator.

TNW: Tips for Creating Social Video Content

Muzli: 10 Video and Graphic Creation Tools

Illustrio Free Icon Library

Data Remixed: How to Make Small Tableau Public Maps
Good list of basic apps and tools from Ohio State’s Doug Haddix.

Essential Visualization Tools for Mapping

Helps you collect data from web, cell phones, etc., aggregate it and visualize it on a map.

Open source code for interactive mapping.

Video: Tutorial on How to Use BatchGeo with Google Maps

Mapperz Mapping News
A blog about mapping.

Data Miner UK
Site helps you develop ideas for data-based online journalism projects.
Build infographics in this free, easy-to-use browser-based tool.

A Journalist’s Guide to Web Scraping
Build online infographics.

Pic Monkey
Browser-based photo editing tool.

Blush Illustrations
Add editable illustrations to your stories.
Build cool infographics.

Google Moon
Zoom in on areas of the moon. Works in browser or in Google Earth. Use images on your site and credit Google.

Build imbedded flow charts for free.

Open source graph visualization tool.

Mashable: Web Typography 101
Breakdown of web-safe fonts.

30 Free Data Visualization Tools

Five Scraping Tools for Would-Be Data Journalists

Knight Lab Audio Trends and Tools

The Noun Project: Free Icons
Over a million curated icons, created by a global community.

R for Journalists
Tips and resources for anyone using R in data reporting

Turn interviews into shareable, embeddable interactive chats.

Juice Analytics: Data Viz Design Principles

Cool mapping tool. Add photos, video, text, etc.

Favicon Generator

Resumup: Make Your Resume Visual
Browser-based visualization tool.


Pablo: Engaging Social Images in 60 Seconds
Create cool social media images with text. Great tool.

Social Image Resizer Tool
Resizes an image to fit various social media sites.

Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts
Great list of keyboard shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who’s following you.

Combines Twitter threads into one readable page.

Receive an email notification that someone is following you on Twitter. It includes information about that person (how many followers, updates, etc.)

Gramfeed Instagram Search
Great tool. You can search by people, hashtag, location, etc.

Checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like.

Lets You Search Instagram.

This tool lets you upload pics to Instagram from your desktop.

Twitter spam filter.
Track trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.

Great for tracking trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.


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