It’s been a whirlwind of an adventure in New York! From the amazing tours, to the sightseeing, to the delicious (and often overpriced) food, it’s been a trip to remember.
Although I am sad to see the conference come to an end, I’m grateful for the opportunity to have learned so much about journalism in a three-day span. Honestly, there was NO better way to top off all that that I learned than with one last session about the different journalism-friendly apps and websites available that I can utilize back on the Bluff!
I highly encourage all Beacon staffers and aspiring journalists to check out all these cool tools:
- Snaplight- Gives you the ability to highlight text in screenshots. Super useful if you see cool quotes in articles that you want to share!
- TapeACall- For $7.99/year, you can record your calls. Can come in handy for those of you that struggle with transcribing phone interviews. I know I do at times. Just be sure to ask permission before you start recording!
- PCM recorder- Audio recording app
- Skype recorder- Records skype calls
- AudioNote- Allows user to take notes while recording audio
- Reuters TV- Makes it easy to customize your own news broadcast
- Snapseed- photo editing app (Google)
- Oneshot- Highlights area of texts from screenshots (Similar to Snaplight)
- Giphycam- Creates ‘gifts’ that you an include with your tweets and other social media postings
- Hyperlapse- Creates time lapse videos (if you don’t already have the built-in feature in your phone)
- Bubbli- Creates panoramic/360 images
- Printicular- Allows you to print pics straight from your phone
- EverNote- You can save just about anything in this app. Photos, files, videos, links, you name it.
- Instapaper- Any cool or interesting articles that you found browsing on the internet that you want to save for later? This app is the one for you
- Otranscribe.com- As reporters, the tediousness of transcribing interviews is not new to us. This website helps you to streamline that process
- rapportive.com- Displays all of the email sender’s social media profiled (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
These are just a few of the many that stood out to me! The complete list can be found in the slideshow at this link.