Technology and Tools

What are the best tools and platforms for collaboration? What do you use?

Below you’ll find a list of tools we’ve checked out. Additionally, this post reviews all sorts of additional tools and apps you should consider.

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Project Facet is the infrastructure that empowers newsrooms to manage the logistics of creating, editing and distributing content, managing projects and facilitating collaborative relationships.


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  to connect with a wider community of like-minded journalists.

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. 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.

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.

Truly Media is a web-based collaboration platform developed to support primarily journalists and human rights workers in the verification of digital content, e.g. material residing in social networks.