Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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Keeping up with the ever-changing technology can be a full time job. ICIL makes the job a little easier by providing an index of tools that are helpful to the field of media development. You can search our selection of tools by selecting tool themes, topic areas, searching key words, or just browsing through.

  • 7-zip

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    Dealing with compressed files can be a frustrating exercise in finding the right software for the right software for the right file type.

    7-zip is software made for Microsoft Windows primarily to compress and decompress files and directories (folders) in the 7-zip and zip format, but can decompress many other formats including, frequently used, arj and rar.

  • ArcGIS

    ArcGIS is a suite consisting of a group of geographic information system (GIS) software products produced by Esri.

  • Audacity

    Audacity® is free, open-source software available for OS X, Windows, and Linux for editing and recording sounds with many features.

    Some of the features of particular interest for organizations and companies:

  • Balloon Mapping

    Balloon Mapping is a project from Grassroots Mapping as part of a series of participatory mapping projects involving communities in cartographic dispute, started by Jeffrey Warren of the MIT Media Lab's Center for Future Civic Media. Seeking to invert the traditional power structure of cartography, the grassroots mappers used helium balloons and kites to loft their own community satellites made with inexpensive cameras.

  • Basecamp

    Basecamp is a project management tool for tracking website development, design or setting up convergent newsroom remotely. Basecamp tackles project management from an entirely different angle: a focus on communication and collaboration.  In a recent customer satisfaction survey, 98% of Basecamp customers surveyed said they would recommend Basecamp to their friends, family, and colleagues. Users can also manage Basecamp projects on mobile phone and iPad. Basecamp mobile is especially made for popular mobile devices like iPhone and Android. No apps are required to use it.