This month I tested Kapwing Studio, a free online editing tool where users can make videos and GIFs with original news content for social platforms. Overall, my experience with Kapwing was positive. I set out to utilize Kapwing’s tools to create factual guide videos for Missouri voters for RJI’s social feeds. I experimented with various features … Continued
Over the course of this RJI fellowship, I’m working with the nonprofit environmental magazine Grist to think through what it’d mean to build out a national environmental data-journalism unit—and, in turn, to take what we learn at Grist and translate these lessons into guides for other small or nonprofit newsrooms that might find themselves interested in similar work.
The RJI Futures Lab is creating a new tool to help reporters who cover live events save time and effort on deadline. TweetsToText is a Twitter bot that transforms live event tweets into a plain text file, saving time on copying and pasting tweets for an article post-event. The tool was built for journalists who … Continued
For newsroom leaders already struggling to produce and monetize daily content, I understand how augmented reality tools might seem out of their reach. Though tools from Google, Amazon and Apple can be daunting with their requirement of coding knowledge, there are tools that make it easy for those of us with small budgets, little to … Continued