Tag: apps

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Yahoo for Sale, Says Yahoo, Finally Admitting the Obvious (Also Q4 Results!) (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 2. Reporter Fabricated Quotes, Invented Sources at The Intercept […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Providing a consolidated news digest was the name of the app game last year. Everyone from the New York Times, with NYT Now, to Watchup and Newsbeat, which collect articles and then showcase them to users in video and radio formats, tried it. In 2015, then, the popular path for publishers, via their mobile offerings, […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

What a year it was! The Donald has been hogging political headlines (and social media), while publishers have had to deal with ad-blocking in mobile, as well as new walled gardens on Snapchat and Facebook. One of the biggest stories this year was the growing importance of mobile phones for content creators. As we noted […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we check out a tool for creating stories on smartphones; and we learn about an app that automatically selects content for various users. PART 1: Evrybit Evrybit is a mobile storytelling app that enables users to combine multimedia elements on a smartphone in real time. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Eric Ortiz shows […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage. PART 1: 360-degree drone video Working as a fellow inside the BuzzFeed Open Lab, Ben Kreimer is finding new ways to capture 360-degree footage from aerial drones. We […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a new Google tool for creating immersive wrap-around multimedia; and we look at some mobile apps that capture 3-D imagery. PART 1: Story Spheres One of the latest things to come out of the Google News Lab is Story Spheres, a tool for creating wraparound interactive experiences. Story Spheres enables users […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we bring you tips for what works best when delivering news on each of the various social media platforms.   The insights come from Sarah Frank, executive producer of NowThis, a news organization targeted toward young people that has seen its video views skyrocket ever since it stopped publishing to a desktop website […] more »

by Stacy Forster

We’re at a point where the video capability on our phones nearly matches that of expensive video cameras. For those teaching students and professionals how to shoot video, mobile considerations are key. Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time for our #EdShift Twitter chat about […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The mobile web. We’ve described it as the future of news. Now it’s time to address why “the mobile web sucks.” The reason is pretty simple: ads bog down load times. So it’s no wonder Apple is allowing ad-blocking software in the next iOS update. Owen Williams at The Next Web tested a beta version […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore apps for organizing photos from multiple smartphone users, and we see how the Associated Press is using automation to expand its college sports coverage. PART 1: Photo album apps Several different apps can help you compile and share photos taken by multiple smartphone users — particularly useful for teams of reporters […] more »