Tool of the Day: CuePrompter

Backpack journalism isn’t just limited to multimedia projects…broadcast journalists can get in the game with CuePrompter, an online teleprompter for journalists on the go.

CuePrompter is a free tool that lets anyone paste text into a field and have that text transformed into a legible full-screen prompt on a computer. You can set your script to scroll automatically, change the speed and select from various options, including font size and colors.

The tool allows reporters in the field to record scripted stand ups without having to memorize text or shuffle through papers. The hands-free approach can also give video a more professional look. Best of all, CuePrompter is free to use.