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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 Neal Augenstein

Ask any radio or television news organization, and they’ll tell you “mobile is the future.” So why aren’t any broadcasters acting that way? Most news bosses have read the headlines — more people are consuming news on mobile devices, so news organizations need to make their content easy to view on phones and tablets. Responsive mobile sites […] 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 Neal Augenstein

Having the right tool for any job is important, especially when your finished product is due right now. Since February 2010 I’ve been doing all my field production and reporting on my iPhone for all-news WTOP-FM and wtop.com in Washington, D.C. You can read my in-depth report on how I use the iPhone for reporting […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Neal Augenstein Welcome to the fourth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the new revamped longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show is obsessed with all things Apple — and iPhone. Apple had a blow-out earnings quarter, nearly doubling its profits and […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

It’s been more than a year since I packed away my laptop computer, digital recorders, microphones, cables and cameras, and began covering Washington, D.C. with only my iPhone. When I first came to the top-rated all-news WTOP in 1997, the bag phone I carried weighed as much as a bowling ball. Reel-to-reel tape recorders (ask […] more »