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.

Tools | Solutions Journalism Network

The Solutions Journalism Network is in the process of developing a series of tools to assist writers and editors in reframing their coverage from a more solutions-oriented viewpoint. We hope these tools will inspire new story ideas, help overcome writer’s block, provoke different interview questions, and more. Click here for more: Tools | Solutions Journalism Network

Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon | Environment | The Guardian

Using the Climate Feedback tool, scientists have started to diligently add detailed annotations to online content and have those notes appear alongside the story as it originally appeared. If you’re the writer, then it’s a bit like getting your homework handed back to you with the margins littered with corrections and red pen. Or smiley faces and gold stars if you’ve been good. The scientists also give each story a grade for its “scientific credibility”.

Facebook revamps Notes to be your next blogging platform - Business Insider

Facebook “Notes” has long sat mostly dormant, a strange appendage to Facebook whose added function beyond "statuses" wasn’t quite clear. But now Facebook has decided what the function will be: blogging. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company is “testing an update to Notes to make it easier for people to create and read longer-form stories on Facebook.” This update, at least in some forms, looks look surprisingly like Medium, as developer Dave Winer pointed out.