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New open source tool to help reporters rethink quotes | Media news

Quotes are often the most interesting part of a story. They can help the audience relate or identify more with the topic and strengthen the reporting, but quoting a source in text often doesn't do justice to the impact their words could have in audio or video form. This is why The Times is testing quickQuote, a tool that uses videos and automatic transcription to make quotes easier to find and use in articles.

Tools we use 3: Newspaper names | RJI

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1772","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"374","height":"357","alt":""}}]]What's in a name? For newspapers the answer is Suns, Stars and Eagles.Tools We Use is a series of reports on the Web publishing technologies used by media organizations. This post, however, is just for fun.My data includes 1,506 U.S. print newspapers (dailies and alternative weeklies).

Tools we use 1: Publishing print newspapers online: CMSs | RJI

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1770","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"427","height":"620","alt":""}}]]Battle of the CMS stars: Usage statistics on the technologies that power media websitesThis first Tools We Use report focuses on the Web publishing platforms of newspapers. That's right, I said "papers," that innovative technology that disrupted the thriving wandering minstrel industry.