Tag: mobile journalism

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 »

by Neal Augenstein

A reporter’s first question in an interview can be crucial. These days my first question is, “Do you have access to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?” A major benefit of reporting with an iPhone is the ability to avoid inferior phone-quality interviews. A few swipes can turn an iPhone into a powerful recording tool, […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

The iPhone hasn’t failed me yet. It’s now three years since I began #iphonereporting — doing all my field audio and video recording, editing, and transmission, as well as photos, web writing, and social networking solely on my iPhone and iPad. So far, so good. Not perfect, but what in life or business is? Covering […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why we shouldn’t care about who reports a major announcement first (The New Republic) 2. Social coding startup GitHub raises $100 million in its first round of funding (WSJ) 3. Reddit lifts its ban on The Atlantic and other publications […] more »

by Jillian C. York

In a meeting of journalists last year, many of whom work with sources in sensitive places like Iran and Syria, one editor said she knew how to keep her sources safe. When pressed, she detailed a strong understanding of traditional safety methods, but — to the horror of security experts in the room — also […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Is there a disconnect between j-school and reality? (The Australian – subscription required) 2. Poynter faculty member talks about the impact of mobile on journalism (Downtown Devil) 3. McGraw Hill believes new iPad will lead to revolution in education materials (Talking Points Memo) […] more »

by Clyde Bentley

For the first time in my career last week, I went to work naked. I had the requisite snazzy shirt and tie, but I showed up at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, without my laptop computer and without my camera. I had decided to go all mobile. I’m one of those reporters who […] more »