Need some inspiration for your digital story? We collected 10 inspirational digital stories by news organizations that used one of the tools on our list to make your story stand out. They show that you don’t always need a team with a coder to innovate in journalism.
Knightlab made some interesting tools for journalists which can’t be missing in your toolkit. One of them is Timeline.js: a tool for making stunning timelines. Scroll down in the article of CNN to see a timeline of North Korea’s nuclear history and ambitions.
With Steller you can tell a story on social media through photos, videos and text. In this article from The Guardian you see a Steller story about the rise of the horse, Protectionist (Melbourne Cup winner).
With Juxtapose.JS you can compare two pictures interactively: between then and now or two versions of things. You only need two pieces of similar media. Belgian newspaper De Morgen made a Juxtapose about coral mortality.
With Thinglink you can make interactive pictures, videos or VR productions. In every production, you can add different call-to-action buttons. The Dutch newspaper NRC used it on an infographic about James Bond.
Use Infogr.am to make charts and infographics by uploading data, customize it and share or embed it. You can choose from all kinds of chart types. Euronews used it in an article about Bulgaria being the most miserable country in the EU.
Racontr, like Klynt, allows storytellers to create interactive stories. France Bleu made a documentary about people who seek thrills and break records, to prove to the world that nothing is impossible for them.