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Out of 250, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Digital Tools for Journalists
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 250 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 media startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 245 digital tools for journalists, get in touch.
Vetted develops an Expert Discovery Platform
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Denver, US
Partner with Vetted for Background Checks
US-based startup Vetted provides an expert discovery platform that enables journalists to directly contact experts to quote them in their stories. They are able to look for experts using specific filters such as industry, area of expertise, and gender, among others, thus saving time and effort. The startup verifies the profiles of experts only if they have verified work emails and LinkedIn profiles, and multiple years of industry experience. It also considers other factors like having no known history of providing false or misleading information to the media, or record of sexual, physical, or workplace harassment. This reduces the journalists’ workload of performing background checks on their sources.
Noscos builds Face Recognition Software
Founding Year: 2017
Location: Riga, Latvia
Use this solution for Investigative Research
Latvian startup Noscos develops face recognition software for managing media archives and media monitoring. It generates metadata for internal photo archives, allowing journalists to quickly search for particular people or photos. Moreover, it makes videos searchable and spots particular people appearing in videos, including when and for how long they are shown. This reveals information about which people have appeared together and how they are connected to each other. This enables journalists to keep a track of events and activities of the concerned people for their stories, especially investigative research.
Logically advances Fact-checking
Founding Year: 2017
Location: London, UK
Partner with Logically to Tackle Disinformation
Logically is a British startup that offers AI-based fact-checking. Its verification process starts with users submitting URLs of suspicious articles through the mobile app. Utilizing AI, the app retrieves evidence related to the claim by checking it against a database of trusted sources. If the claim has been checked before, the app gives the results instantly. Otherwise, the user sends the request to the startup’s fact-checking team. Once the team finishes the check, the user receives a verdict as well as a summary of how they conducted the fact-check and why they reached the conclusion they did, including the sources used for the check. This allows journalists to focus on reporting while the app verifies any claims and images that they might find dubious, thus saving their time and effort.
Vocalmatic provides Automatic Transcription
Founding Year: 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada
Reach out to Vocalmatic for Audio and Video transcription
Canadian startup Vocalmatic develops an automatic transcription software for journalists. It uses AI and speech recognition technology to convert both audio and video into text. Once a user uploads the audio or video file and selects the language for the recording, Vocalmatic transcribes the file into text which is editable if required. This enables journalists to get rid of the manual transcription, which is time-consuming and laborious. Moreover, it makes it easier for them to quickly find what was said in interviews and assists in drafting stories more accurately.
Workbench offers a Data Management Platform
Founding Year: 2016
Location: San Francisco, US
Collaborate with Workbench for Data Journalism
US-based startup Workbench makes a data management platform that acts as an integrated workspace for data journalists. Using this solution, journalists are able to scrap, clean, combine, and analyze data without any prior knowledge of coding. Additionally, the startup provides courses and tutorials on data journalism. This includes introductory courses and tutorials on how to scrape data from websites and create custom alerts using live Twitter data. This allows journalists to enhance their skills apart from managing data and generating insights more effectively than manual methods.
Discover more Media Startups
Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on deepfakes, subscription monetization, and citizen journalism. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the media industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more media technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.