Tag: mobile

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation today announced the winners of its News Challenge round that focuses on mobile. This round of the contest, which seeks to support innovation in media, included projects ranging from using mobile to disseminate news in developing countries to helping newsrooms manage mobile content. Eight winners received a portion of the $2.4 million […] more »

by Trevor Knoblich

SMS remains the most popular two-way communications platform on the planet. In most cases, it’s inexpensive, casual, and discreet for users. It also represents one of the more profitable features offered by mobile network operators. And while SMS does face an increasingly fractured market, largely from the growth of messaging apps, it’s not going anywhere […] more »

by Brian Moritz

The demise of The Daily in late 2012 raised questions about the future of news consumption on mobile devices, about whether or not tablet-only journalism could possibly survive. But a different way to look at this would be to view The Daily’s failure as being due to certain problems in a specific case, not one […] more »

by Chris Sopher

A version of this post originally appeared on the Knight Foundation blog. Knight Foundation’s John Bracken, director of journalism/media innovation, contributed to this post. Now that 2012 has come to an end, we want to give you an update on the Knight News Challenge. For 2013, we’re planning two News Challenges. The first will focus […] more »

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation recently announced that 53 semi-finalists have been chosen to move onto the next stage of its News Challenge on mobile. The Knight News Challenge now offers three rounds instead of one competition per year. This round focuses on funding innovators who are using mobile to change the face of the media industry. […] more »

by Nadav Aharony

What three things do you always take with you when you leave your home? Most people would say their keys, their wallet, and their mobile phone. But what if your phone wasn’t just a phone? It already isn’t. At Behavio, we want to help small developers, researchers, data gatherers, and end-users lower the barrier of […] more »

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation, which now offers three rounds of its News Challenge instead of one competition per year, just announced the theme of its next contest: mobile. This round focuses on funding innovators who are using mobile to change the face of the media industry. Considerable growth in mobile Internet usage over the past few […] more »

by Laura Walker Hudson

Three weeks ago, FrontlineSMS launched its first new full release in more than a year. Now, we’re releasing Version 2.0.2, which includes useful bug fixes and small tweaks to the functionality that make it even easier to use. You can expect regular releases from us from now on, with new features coming out every couple […] more »

by Laura Walker Hudson

Mobile phones are everywhere. There are now 6 billion active mobile phone connections across the world, an increasing number of which are in emerging markets, in communities that have previously been hard to reach. Recognizing this potential, our founder, Ken Banks, envisioned FrontlineSMS six and a half years ago as a means to harness the […] more »

by Florence Scialom

This post is a guest column written by FrontlineSMS user Ananda Galappatti, editor of Minmini News, a women’s news network in Sri Lanka. Minmini News is a local SMS news service for women in the Batticaloa District of Eastern Sri Lanka. Batticaloa is the poorest district of Sri Lanka, still slowly emerging from the destruction […] more »