Tag: mobile journalism

by Julie Keck

1. Rolling Stone moves beyond the fray (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Twitter blocks access to political transparency organization Politwoops (via Guardian) 3. How the New York Times gets a 70 percent open rate on its newsletters (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. A three-way, mostly civilized family contest to become the next publisher […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New media and old media are getting together because they need each other (Mathew Ingram / Fortune Magazine) 2. Knight-VICE Innovators Fund winner: In Africa, ‘We need our own BuzzFeed, our own Huffington Post…’ (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 3. New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to […] more »

by Anthony Adornato

“It’s like taking vitamins. You probably need them at some point. Which ones? How often? It’s a mystery to me.” That’s how one student described her confusion, prior to taking my social media journalism course, about which social media platforms and mobile apps to use while reporting. Even though students are “digital natives,” many do […] 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 Julie Keck

1. Smart filters on the rise (Millie Tran / Nieman Lab) 2. Jury finds Apple not liable of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case (Josh Lowensohn / The Verge) 3. External traffic to Spanish news sites plummets after Google move (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Spotify CEO wants ‘to do a better job’ convincing musicians […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter users love TV so much they’ll pay to watch (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Gawker discusses cost of ‘gamergate’ (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 3. Zakaria critics turn their attention to Malcolm Gladwell (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Twitter suspends journalist’s account after he publishes public document (Yasha Levine & Paul Carr […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the smartphone ushered in a golden age of journalism (Frank Rose / Wired) 2. Legendary buys Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry (Marc Graser / Variety) 3. With an eye on digital, Chegg finds partner to handle its textbooks (Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times) 4. Ousted CEO of Maker Studios […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear […] 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 »