Tag: mobile reporting

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 »

by Mark Glaser

Just how good is a smartphone for doing reporting in the field? With the help of apps, accessories and some know-how, any reporter can learn how to do it — and leave behind the aches and pains of lugging around big pro equipment. We convened a great group for a live Twitter chat at #iphonereporting, [...] 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 »