Tag: mobile reporting

by Sonia Paul

FEATURED TRAINING THREAD at Yale June 7-10, 2015 New Haven, Connecticut THREAD at Yale will gather storytellers from print, radio, and other media to learn from masters in the field and from each other.  “It’s time that storytellers had a gathering that respected the new reality, by disrespecting the old boundaries,” explains the director of THREAD at […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

 The Newseum recently displayed one of reporter Neal Augenstein’s phones, as what the Poynter Institute called “an artifact of the new era of mobile-empowered reporting.” Here, he reflects on five years as an “iPhone reporter” and shares his thoughts on what’s next for mobile reporting. Five years after I put away my laptop, digital recorder, video […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials. PART 1: Building a new engagement platform The New York Times, the Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an […] 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 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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Copy editors carve niche in digital media landscape (Dan Appenfeller / American Journalism Review) 2. Purge pay TV, binge on data: Cord-cutters are gulping down bandwidth (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate (Dominic Rushe / The Guardian US) 4. Google faces challenges in Europe […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, May 16, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to do field reporting with mobile devices. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Neal Augenstein of WTOP and iphonereporting.com, Marc Blank-Settle of the […] more »

by Kate Nash Cunningham

One of the things I enjoyed about reading Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton during winter break was hearing about some of the interesting projects that have been funded over the years by the Knight Foundation, through both the Knight News Challenge grants and the Knight Lab at Northwestern University. Examples include Document Cloud, Ushahidi and TimelineJS, […] 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 »