Tag: apps

by Reuben Stern

This week we get tips on what works when delivering news via mobile devices, and we check out a new app designed for remixing content. PART 1: Mobile insights As part of Al Jazeera’s Research & Development lab, the recently launched app AJ+ serves as an ongoing experiment in ways to deliver news via smartphones. […] more »

by Sarah Juckes

Everyone loves free stuff. Food samples, household products through the post –- even winning the odd competition –- things taste better when they are free. In this blog post, CompletelyNovel lists its top eight resources, services and events for writers that are totally, 100 percent free and available right now. 1) Free manuscript assessment from TLC If you’re a […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at a pair of mobile video apps with a streamlined interface and a micropayment system for news content that is already up and running in the Netherlands. PART 1: Simplified video creation from Fly Labs While most mobile video editing tools mimic desktop editing software, a startup called Fly Labs recently […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

Ask any radio or television news organization, and they’ll tell you “mobile is the future.” So why aren’t any broadcasters acting that way? Most news bosses have read the headlines — more people are consuming news on mobile devices, so news organizations need to make their content easy to view on phones and tablets. Responsive mobile sites […] more »

by Julie Keck

Today, please enjoy our special “Roundup of Year-end Roundups.” 1. 14 striking findings from 2014 (George Gao / Pew Research) 2. The year in media: 12 reasons why we should be optimistic (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Cybersecurity hindsight and a look ahead at 2015 (Yoav Leitersdorf & Ofer Schreiber / TechCrunch) 4. The year […] more »

by Dena Levitz

On the whole, news apps aren’t just web and print carbon copies shrunk down to screen size anymore. Thank goodness. That’s been the easy route taken by news organizations for several years as they dip their toes into mobile. But journalistic organizations are starting to focus on their mobile products as distinctive entities and to […] more »

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week, we look at innovative election-night ideas from NPR and USA Today, and we see how social media tools have reshaped breaking news coverage at Mashable and The Weather Channel. PART 1: Election night ideas On the night of the last election, many news outlets tried new approaches to delivering results and keeping audiences […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a platform for engaging with audiences via text messages, and we explore how to handle corrections to social media posts. PART 1: Groundsource A new platform called Groundsource seeks to help newsrooms interact with their communities outside the confines of smartphones and social media, instead relying on more basic text […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore three examples that mine electronic Web data to inform news coverage. PART 1: Vocativ The news organization Vocativ uses sophisticated online surveillance tools that dive into the “deep Web” to find and surface newsworthy items. Chief Executive Officer Scott Cohen tells us how the combination of intelligence technology, data analysts and […] more »