How to decide what tools are the right tools to use in your newsroom

There’s tons of tools available to newsrooms, NPR’s Brian Boyer writes. “Every tool forces you down a path,” Boyer writes, making it important to determine what tools are the right tools for your newsroom. Boyer’s advice for picking the right tools: “Before you select a tool, you must first intimately understand the problem you’re trying to solve. And the best way to do that, IMHO, is to do it by hand.” Boyer suggests sticking Post-It notes or 3×5 index cards to a wall, using string to connect things or stickers to note statuses and priorities.