Journalism Tech Radar - Dilmot

Name: Dilmot


What is it: Dilmot is a web application which can be used to create and manage Q&A sessions.

Use for News: It works as a stand alone website but can also be embedded into your webpage. Remote interviews can be conducted with access given to the person being interviewed and questions monitored, edited and reordered as required by a moderator (you). Answers can be published in real time with videos or images inserted into streams as required. Readers can sign in with Facebook or Twitter or can email questions directly to the forum.

Upside: Conversations can be held over any time period you want. Tweets to a given hashtag can be automatically fetched and moderated as regular posts.

Downside: We haven’t found a downside this time. Let us know if you find one!