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.

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  • The PANDA Project (Free)

    The PANDA Project allows journalists to upload data to make it safe, easily searchable and available to other journalists in the organization.
  • Overview (Free)

    Overview scans large document sets and displays relationships among topics, people, places and dates, drawing connections that journalists wouldn't otherwise be able to see.
  • 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.