The De-Jargonizer helps scientists and science communication professionals increase impact by adapting their messages to wider audiences. The tool classifies language into three tiers, highlighting inaccessible jargon so that scientists can either replace it with more commonly understood words or offer additional explanations.
This Ikea-inspired toolkit for newsroom processes developed by Financial Times staffers provides a “set of resources and material to help reporters and editors better plan, execute, and evaluate editorial projects.”
This four-part series of ebooks from social impact accounting platform SoPact and the University of Melbourne’s Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre provides an internal framework for organizations seeking to measure impact in a data and outcome-oriented process as well as ways to effectively communicate impact to stakeholders.”
In this book, media strategist Tracey Friesen combines case studies and interviews with successful producers, funding information, key story ingredients, outcome goals, and worksheets to help guide makers, funders and activists looking to use media to create lasting change.
Burrd helps understand Twitter users by providing “advanced insights and analytics” for any public Twitter account, displaying most frequent words and hashtags used, a constellation of the most connected users, and a timeline of the most frequent tweeting, among other features.
Critical diversity checklist for newsroom managers
March 30 2017
Newsroom managers can use this checklist to ensure they are making a tangible commitment to increasing staff diversity. For example: “Because businesses measure what they value, is diversity a metric that matters to you, not just as a numbers game but as a standard of performance that you share alongside others?”
Trigger is a “retaliatory giving” mobile platform that allows enraged Twitter users to instantly donate to causes they care about, and have their donations linked publicly to the offending comments that spurred them to donate in the first place.
Opinary, an audience engagement and insights platform that partners with leading European news publications, just launched in the U.S. The platform uses editorial polls embedded in news stories to encourage users to share their opinions. This creates a live insights dashboard that shows how users feel about particular news topics and which issues are the most (and least) controversial.