List will be updated regularely and will be directly available via the main navigation on top of this blogUpdate: [Jan-17, 2013]: Accuracy Checklist
Update: [Jan-16, 2013]: Business Models
Update: [Jan-05, 2013]: Human assisted reporting, Automation/Algorithm based curation, watermarks
Update: [Jan-04, 2013]: Paywalls
Accuracy Checklist - Craig Silverman published a checklist you can use to avoid errors in reporting
Chartbeat - Real-time analytics tool to measure engagement with content instead of PageImpressions, views only. Currently used by TechCrunch, Poynter, CNNMoney, Nieman Lab, The New York Times, and Wired.
Google Analytics - no doubt a cool tool and beautiful interface. Since Google has offers real time data of your websites, you might not have to use Chartbeat anymore
Automation / Algorithm Based Tools (=> "Robot Journalism")
Newssniffer.co.uk - As NewsDiff a free service to track article modifications.
Summly - Mobile apps which summarize news for you. The algorithmically generated summaries make use of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing and learn over time.
- Similar to Summly. Uses also natural language processing to summarize news. You can test it simply be installing the bookmarklet, it offers for standard browsers.
SuBMoJour - Looking for financially sustainable business model for journalism startup? Browse case studies below and find one that suits your site.
Liquid Newsroom - (not public) a platform for real-time news curation and ultra-fast editing
Publish2 - content re-packaging and curation tool and platform, local advertising
ScribbleLive - platform and tools for live blogging and real-time news
Storify - compose your social media stories
Storyful - a newsgathering platform
Country Switch / Geographical content filters
Data Journalism Handbook - started at the Mozilla Festival in 2011, the handbook has contributions from some of the best in the business; online free, but you can also order a printed version
Headline a/b tests
Twitter - You can run a/b headline tests with the help of Twitter (how? Chris Wilson explains; Huffington Posts uses it as well); a/b tests were used if you want to see which of two options a and b perform better
liveu.tv - TV Stations can go live/feed video (even HD/SD) from any location withouth expensive live truck (Washington Post used it at the RNC)
Maps and Mapping ServicesTileMill - Open source and free design studio you need to create interactive maps (desktop versions: Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Windows); You can access dozens of useful public datasources with the built-in MapBox Geodata browser. You can embed graphics, images and create hover tooltips and clickable pop ups with UTF-8 grid technology.
MapBox Streets - A global map with street level detail
Plagiarism detection (in education)
Turnitin - OriginalityCheck checks papers against 20 billion web pages, 220 million student papers and 90,000 publications; GradeMark provides rich feedback on student written work; PeerMark improves student writing by engaging them in the peer review process. (Taken from the site)
iThenticate - Targeting: professional writing, scholarly research; includes a database of more than 31 million articles and 67,664 books and journals
Podcastomatic.com - converts your favourite blog into a podcast feed using text-to-speech technology
Photos / Pics
Marksta - iOS app to add a watermark to iPhone photos
Topsy.com - real-time search engine for the social web; (e.g. used to track the history of tweets when @ReutersTech account was hacked and changed to @ReutersMe)
Tame - see also "Trend Monitoring" below: the search box allows you to evaluate hot topics in real time as well; the tool identifies links to sources and people mentioned in the tweets
Emily Bell: "The robot journalist: an apocalypse for the news industry?"
Steven Levy: "Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter?"
Ben Welsh "Human assisted reporting. How to create robot reporters in your own image" [video]
Trauma / catastrophy reporting
Handbook: "Covering Children & Trauma" - Yet few journalists have experience interviewing children for routine stories, let alone when tragedy hits. What ground rules apply?
"Mass Shooting at Connecticut Elementary School," The Dart Center has a host of resources and tips for journalists who are tasked with covering tragedy on this scale below.
What happens if you leave the scene? "Returning From Newtown: How Journalists Leave a Tragedy," The Dart Center has compiled the following tips to help journalists upon returning from Newtown
"How News Coverage Has Changed Since the 9/11 Attacks," Glenn Halbrooks, About.com
OutWitHub - Explores the depths of the Web for you, automatically collecting and organizing data and media from online sources
ScraperWiki - a web-based platform or data hub, where programmers write scripts to get, clean and analyse data sets - used by e.g The Guardian
NewsWhip - Social feed monitoring
Social Amplifier - List your most social content
Spike - English language news trending on social networks
Tame - If you like to understand what's trending among your followers (# hashtag analysis) over a period of time (testing it myself)
Save Publishing - a nice bookmarklet which helps you figure out a quote in an article which would not exceed the allowed <140 character space you have in a single Tweet
Video / Streaming
jPlayer - allows you to rapidly weave cross platform audio and video into your web pages (e.g. used by Al Jazeera video transcripts of the Presidential election 2012: first, second, third , fourth debate)
Video Streaming / Broadcast
Livestream broadcaster - portable wireless encoder for your own video live streams
YouTube - to host your videos or to launch your own news channel
Visualization of data