Friday, October 18, 2013

A Timeline of a Timeline class, and other free easy digital tools for journalists

Talk about a tangible new skill to start using today. I just returned from a great workshop by the Knight Lab called "Up your storytelling game with these free tools for journalists."

We learned about:
* Timeline, which is an easy way to build beautiful timelines quickly. So quickly and easily, in fact, that I built a timeline of the Timeline workshop live while watching the workshop. See below.
* SoundCite, which allows you to insert audio clips directly into your text, like this clip from the workshop.
* twXplorer, a new way to search Twitter, broken down by common terms, hashtags and links related to the term you want to search.

View my Timeline below.

2 comments:

  1. As usual, you're awesome. One question. Why is SoundCite better than just using the embed from the audio clip you uploaded to Soundcloud?

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    1. SoundCite doesn't take you away from the text to listen to it. It integrates it seamlessly into the story, instead of making it a separate element. Give it a try!

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