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Recently the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy requiring that travelers to the United States turn on their devices at the request of airport security personnel. Photo by Trey Ratcliff on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.
Free Speech
by Geoffrey King

Earlier this month, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy requiring that travelers to the United States turn on their devices at the request of airport security personnel. Devices that cannot be powered on will be barred from the aircraft, and passengers in possession of such devices may also be subjected to additional screening. While [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out how two major public radio providers are responding to the rise of audio listening on smartphones and other Internet-connected devices. PART 1: Ideas from PRX and PRI The growing demand for audio content delivered online and via smartphones brings both challenges and opportunities for traditional radio producers. Representatives from Public Radio [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we look at the possibilities and limits of attempting to do multimedia journalism using only mobile devices. We sit down for a conversation with Missouri School of Journalism Assistant Professor Judd Slivka, who turned an entry-level multimedia course into a four-month experiment with mobile reporting tools. In our discussion, Slivka explains the tradeoffs involved [...] more »

Global View
by Jessica Weiss

Knight International Journalism Fellow Babatunde Akpeji is building a network of citizen journalists to cover health in Nigeria’s Delta region, an area rich in oil and natural resources but beset by severe poverty. Akpeji trains the citizen journalists in basic reporting techniques, simple audio and video production, mobile tools and journalism ethics. Then, the participants [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, we find out what Google Glass is really like as a reporting tool. Over the past several months, a team of capstone students at the Missouri School of Journalism attempted to cover a variety of news and feature situations with the face-mounted device to determine whether [...] more »

Collaboration
by Reuben Stern

This week we introduce a new app for connecting reporters with stories, and we learn about a mobile video studio that fits into a backpack. PART 1: Newstracker A new smartphone app and web-based system called Newstracker, built by a company called Interapt, was designed to help newsrooms connect their teams in the field with story [...] more »

Global View
by Angela Washeck

There’s no shortage of international journalism conferences these days, and there’s a reason. With legacy publishers having difficulty making their digital efforts profitable, niche digitally native operations looking to capitalize on the “social sharing” culture, and concerns about engagement metrics and advertising strategies all weaving into a dynamic media thread, venues like the recent ISOJ [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we explore some new tools that push video from smartphones to television, and we see how one newspaper is working to turn entertainment listings into a real-world audience experience. PART 1: AirCast Live A new app called AirCast Live enables users to send video clips and photos directly [...] more »

Business
by Michelle Manafy

The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. While many are waiting for “the year of mobile” to finally arrive, that very idea may have already become passé. As comScore revealed in its new research, “although smartphones have been in the hands of consumers for a long time, these [...] more »


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