Tag: mobile

by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my [...] more »

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 »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each quarter, the social sharing platform ShareThis releases a report that looks at the sharing landscape — data that the company says gives “insight into what, where and how consumers share online, which is not only a true indicator of interest and intent, but also a powerful way for publishers and advertisers to drive content [...] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Pew released its eleventh annual State of the News Media report, featuring a wealth of data and analysis for journalists to chew over. The report underscored the optimism present in media this year, especially with the growth of serious digital reporting outfits. A crop of new digital outlets, such as those created by [...] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

New years and new semesters give educators the opportunity to review past courses and identify ways to change and improve them. In 2014, improvement can pave the way for innovation. If you think innovation requires a lot of resources and money, my experience has shown you can do more with less. You can take small [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Chelsea Stuart, Kacie Yearout, Kelsey Merriam. This week the RJI Futures Lab brings together a few of its best segments related to mobile reporting to give you ideas for producing news via smartphone. PART 1: Apps for mobile reporting Amid an ever-increasing number of options, we identify five of [...] more »

by Dana Coester

We took a leap into mobile in 2008 at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism as part of a rural mobile early adoption initiative to help address West Virginia’s digital divide. Facing a digital divide of our own, we launched Mobile Main Street, intended as an early experiment in community mobile publishing [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Among the younger generation in the Middle East, Internet use is surpassing TV, and that could have long-term implications in the region. And that increased engagement online comes with important, unresolved questions about media regulation online, according to new research by Northwestern University in Qatar. The study paints an in-depth picture of the role of [...] more »

by Dena Levitz

In the beginning, newspapers’ apps were mostly replicas of what they produce in print daily, shrunk down to fit a desired screen. Publishers simply wanted to be in the mobile mix -– and the emphasis was less on trying creative approaches in application look and feel and more on just being there. That, I’m happy [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Are you sick of hearing about mobile yet? You’re going to get even sicker. Mobile usage for news is booming, as people follow updates on stories on smartphones and tablets, and download tons of apps. But how do you decide which apps are right for you? We’ve enlisted MediaShift correspondents to recommend their favorite apps [...] more »