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How to create GIFs for use in journalism

A GIF, or moving image, can make any news story instantly come to life. Here's a step-by-step guide to easily creating them.

Kevin Beaty | January 09, 2017

Inside 'Las Rutas del Oro,' a model for multimedia activist journalism

To produce a multimedia portrait of South America's illegal gold mining industry, Jimmy Carrillo of the Peruvian Society of Environmental Rights worked with journalists, developers and more.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | January 18, 2016

iGrab gives journalists a multimedia toolkit on their own smartphones

Free app iGrab lets journalists create multimedia content on the go, Facebook introduces a new tool and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | September 18, 2015

Flickr’s Commons expands international resources for journalists

Whether it's for research, adding a visual to a story or finding a story idea, journalists can tap into The Commons, which makes the world's public photography archives freely available to everyone. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | July 23, 2015

Comparison tool JuxtaposeJS creates a visual for stories that show change

As a freshman, Northwestern University student Alex Duner worked with the Knight Lab to create an open-source image slider for journalists to compare before and after shots.

Ashley Nguyen | November 06, 2014

Seven mobile apps for creating that quick multimedia extra

These easy-to-use iOS apps will help journalists make attractive charts, build graphics and add sound bites to photos in a snap. 

Judd Slivka | October 13, 2014

Journalist of the month: Asha Siad

This month, we feature Somali-Canadian multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker Asha Siad, who strives to find “global and local stories that allow us to connect with the rest of the world.”

Jessica Weiss | September 30, 2014

Shorthand, Storehouse and Steller: Three visual-storytelling apps for journalists

Whether you’re looking to create a multimedia-rich interactive story or just showcase your portfolio, these apps let users combine video, audio, images and more with ease.

Jessica Weiss | September 23, 2014