Tag: mobile journalism

by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014′s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online [...] more »

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 »

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 »

by Hannah Schmidt

Coauthored by Meredith Turk At the Missouri School of Journalism, students are guinea pigs for new innovations, products and processes that are breaking ground in the news and digital spheres. Ten students in Jim Flink‘s Emerging Technologies class had firsthand experience using a curation news application during a live event, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we see how Cinematique adds touch-screen interaction to video, how sensors are being employed to create new kinds of journalism and how some news organizations are shifting their thinking toward mobile audiences. PART 1: Cinematique A platform called Cinematique is making it possible for viewers of mobile video [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. After Twitter ban, Turkey’s netizens find YouTube blockage a breeze (Fercan Yalinkilic / Wall Street Journal) 2. ‘Why newspapers should steer away from the MTV model’ (Pat Long / Journalism.co.uk) 3. The pay-per-visit debate: Is chasing viral traffic hurting journalism? (Mary Clare Fischer / American Journalism Review) 4. Twitter’s brevity is its biggest strength [...] more »

by Neal Augenstein

Typing 140 characters and adding a link or photo is so 2010. Too many news organizations merely place web or broadcast content on a Twitter screen and press tweet. Why not create content for mobile devices tailored to the way people use their smartphones and tablets, as well as the devices’ benefits and limitations? Using [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

First, it was the Web. Now, mobile is the “second tidal wave of change about to collide with the news industry,” said Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking News, a mobile-first startup owned by NBC News Digital. As more consumers access news on their mobile devices, news organizations are seeing traffic to their websites from [...] more »

by Julie Jones

This post is co-authored by John Schmeltzer. Disaster events since the mid-2000s paint a reliable picture on the relationship between breaking news events and mobile users. Whether it is images of passengers standing on the wing of a downed plane in the Hudson River, videos captured by locked-down Virginia Tech students, or security camera images [...] more »