Technology and tools

What are the best platforms to use for collaboration? What do you use?

We’ll use this page to compile an ongoing list of tools. Got one to add? Let us know; email info@centerforcooperativemedia.org.

Gather is a platform for collaborative, engaged journalism. Gather is a place where journalists can learn from case studies, collaborate on ideas and projects, access shared resources, and — most importantly — to connect with a wider community of like-minded journalists, storytellers, and educators.

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Drive allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files.

Trello is a collaborative project and task management tool that lets you organize your projects into boards. With a quick glance, Trello lets you see what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is within a particular workflow or process.

Airtable makes it easy to edit, comment, and collaborate in real time. Changes are instantly synced across everyone’s devices. Airtable fields can handle attachments, long text notes, checkboxes, links to records in other tables—even barcodes. Whatever you need to stay organized.

CrossCheck allows readers to submit questions via an intake form if they see something on a website or social media platform that they would like investigated. All CrossCheck posts can be shared by readers through social media and email and republished on partner news sites.

data.world is a data-sharing platform that allows users to securely share data, findings, and visualizations. The platform lets users create new datasets and increase discoverability with metadata, tags, and rich descriptions. Users can also invite contributors and manage permissions for public and private datasets.

ScribbleLive is a comprehensive content-management system optimized for covering news and events in real time. Collaborative live-blogging on ScribbleLive incorporates photos, videos, social media, SMS and voicemail.

Channel X is a free media exchange for producers, broadcasters and independent filmmakers. Channel X makes it easy to share video and audio content, and enables content creators to upload content for review and acquisition by public media broadcasters.

Kulectiv is a journalists-only community platform focused on information exchange, growth and collaboration. Kulectiv helps journalists connect and collaborate, access resources, and find journalism equipment.