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ClipChamp
Free in-browser video editor, compressor and converter.

YouTube Downloader App

Journalism.co.uk: How to Find Free Music for Your Next Video

Journalism.co.uk: Eight Tips to Edit Your Video to Perfection

Kapwing
Free and simple online video editor. Think Canva for video. Simple to add subtitles to videos, turn articles into social media, combine clips together, edit recordings, and turn audio into video (or vice versa).

Gramspy: Instagram Analysis Tool

What You Need to Know: Embedding Video

Social Blade
Track user stats for YouTube, Twitch, Instagram and Twitter to get a deeper understanding of user growth and trends.

Data & Society: How to Investigate Social Media Accounts
A .PDF guide of great tools and tricks.


VIDEO | GIFS

Zentrick
Create interactive videos.

Hapyak
Make interactive videos. Add links, chapters and quizzes.

Wirewax
Create interactive videos.

Touchcast
Create interactive videos.

Recite This
Turns a quote into a visual or graphic.

Twicasting
Live-stream video from your mobile phone.

Kapwing
Free and simple online video editor. Think Canva for video. Simple to add subtitles to videos, turn articles into social media, combine clips together, edit recordings, and turn audio into video (or vice versa).

Recast Studio Online Video Editor
Recast Studio is a cloud based online video editor that will help journalists to create and repurpose text, audio or video into dynamic social videos.

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

Journalism.co.uk: Eight Tips to Edit Your Video to Perfection

Jeremy Caplan’s 10 Useful Tools for Visual Productivity

Journalism.co.uk: How to Find Free Music for Your Next Video

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

ClipChamp
Free in-browser video editor, compressor and converter.

YouTube Downloader App

GIF Rocket
Create GIFs from any video.

58 Video Tech Tools

Panopto
Create and manage video learning content.


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

RenderForest
Online video and animation maker.

GetVideoBot
Tag a video with @getvideobot and they’ll download a link to the video. Beware of copyright on video, though, and get permission to reuse the video.

Downloader Bot
Tag a video or GIF with @downloaderbot and they’ll download a link to it. Beware of copyright on video, though, and get permission to reuse the video/GIF.

What You Need to Know: Embedding Video

Unscreen
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

WatchFramebyFrame.com
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.

Voyzes
Platform for journalists & citizens to record and share audio.

VideoLAN
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.

Tips to Make Your Zoom Presentations User-Friendly

IJNET: How to Create GIFs for Use in Journalism


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GRAPHICS/DATA

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

TimeToast
Free timeline creation tool. Post and share on web.

TimelineSetter
Timeline building tool from Pro Publica.

TimeGlider
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

Coolor
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


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

Ushahidi
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.

Infogr.am
Build infographics in this free, easy-to-use browser-based tool.

A Journalist’s Guide to Web Scraping

Easel.ly
Build online infographics.

Pic Monkey
Browser-based photo editing tool.

Blush Illustrations
Add editable illustrations to your stories.

Visage.co
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.

LucidChart
Build imbedded flow charts for free.

Gephi
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

InterviewJS
Turn interviews into shareable, embeddable interactive chats.

Juice Analytics: Data Viz Design Principles

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

Favicon Generator


SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

Social Blade
Track user stats for YouTube, Twitch, Instagram and Twitter to get a deeper understanding of user growth and trends.

Data & Society: How to Investigate Social Media Accounts
A .PDF guide of great tools and tricks.

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.

Yomapic
Location search for Instagram and social network VKontakte.

Journalists and Publishers on TikTok
A list/mini app from Jeremy Caplan.

Digital Forensics: Using Social and Online Tools to Find Great Stories
Video from an ONA ’19 conference panel with great tools and tips.

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

ThreadReaderApp
Combines Twitter threads into one readable page.

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

Botometer
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.

GetVideoBot
Tag a video with @getvideobot and they’ll download a link to the video. Beware of copyright on video, though, and get permission to reuse the video.

Downloader Bot
Tag a video or GIF with @downloaderbot and they’ll download a link to it. Beware of copyright on video, though, and get permission to reuse the video/GIF.

Graphika
Develop detailed maps of social media landscapes.

Gramfeed
Lets You Search Instagram.

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

Gramspy: Instagram Analysis Tool

Tweetblocker
Twitter spam filter.

TwitterFall.com
Track trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.

Monitter
Great for tracking trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.


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