What might we create together, to improve the NEWS industry for UK & global publishers?
Newsroom.Tools (previously “Journalist Toolbox”) is a project conceived by a team from The Times (and Sunday Times) at #newsHACK 2015 - The News Industry Accelerator in June 2015.
The Times won the #newsHACK 2015 BBC First Prize
The BBC prize was “Have your project delivered to Alpha launch by a team from Goldsmiths University with development funding, critical feedback and advice from BBC News Labs”.
The idea is two pronged. The first is a website that should present content presentation and publishing tools for journalists in a visually interesting way, making them easy to search, explore and use. The second is a set of underlying standards that tools for journalists should adhere to — covering design, documentation and implementation — agreed by an open community of developers and journalists that build and rely on these tools every day.
What do we mean by "tools"?
The portal includes tools and resources to help journalists and developers quickly produce online journalism formats including Maps, Videos, Images, Charts, Quizzes, Timelines, plus Research tools and more.
More about Newsroom.Tools - previously known as Journalist Toolbox
- About The Journalist Toolbox
- The Journalist Toolbox publication index on Medium
- Newsroom.Tools Launches at Mozfest
- Journalist Toolbox on Journalism.co.uk, by Mădălina Ciobanu
- The #newsHACK 2015 event kick-off
† photo by Matt Shearer
- Complete the MVP features and content
- Launch alpha product & promote