There may be a question like this, but I'd like to see if I can add something to the discussion.
I've started playing with the StoryMaps Beta site and made a couple of simple journals. What I would like to see is something like the text editing environment on the current web map aps:
My vision is when the journal author adds a text block - side car paragraph, header, subheader and such, something like the above window appears. In this environment, the author or editor can override the journal style, bullet or number lists and text blocks, insert hyperlinks, and more. Right now, the system of having to add separate text sections of plain and bullet text is clunky, and I can only get one layer of bullets, whereas I can get up to 3 in the web app.