Digital Tool Catalog

A partnership of

American Press Institute
Poynter
Knight Foundation

Digital tools can make your journalism and your business far more powerful. So we've created this catalog to guide you to the tools that can help you the most. Whether you're reporting and publishing news, engaging with your community, or looking for ways to make your business practices more profitable, we can help.

If you're already using these tools, please add your comments about how you're using them. (Make sure you log in first.) Your feedback can help other newsrooms in their digital transformation.

Have a tool you'd like to share? Simply log in and fill out our submission form. It takes just a couple of minutes, and we'll guide you through the details to share a description of the tool, contact information, screengrabs and more. (A quick note: While we review each upload for appropriate content, we don't edit or warrant the material.)

Want more ideas and digital tools training? We're creating a series of free webinar tutorials:

Digital Tools Tutorials


If you have questions, email us anytime at info@newsu.org.

The Digital Tools Project is a partnership of the American Press Institute and Poynter, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Browse By:

  • Chute (Contact Chute to learn more, including custom implementations. )

    Chute is a tool that allows you to capture and display user-generated content on your own site.
  • Creatavist (Free)

    Creatavist allows you to make a digital story, magazine, resource guide, and more on your own. No design or programming is required. Using Creatavist's cloud-based platform, you can instantly compile chapters that include: text, images, video, and photo-galleries and publish them to a Web or iOS app.
  • Storyful (€500/month)

    Storyful helps journalists locate and filter breaking news, trending stories and local sources from the noise of social media. Founded by a news anchor and foreign correspondent with two decades of experience, the paid service uses a variety of techniques to locate emerging social media stories and determine their accuracy. More than 20 news organizations have adopted Storyful, including the New York Times, ABC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, Google and Youtube.
  • DocumentCloud (Free)

    DocumentCloud helps journalists analyze documents and present those documents to their audience in a meaningful way. The free service operated by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) includes analysis tools that make documents fully searchable, create timelines from multiple documents and more. Journalists can annotate documents for their own use or for their audiences. And documents can be shared privately with other reporters, editors or sources. DocumentCloud allows you to publicly post your documents, with or without annotations, and provides a document reader that helps you guide your audience to key points in any report, budget or other document.