Tag: smartphone

by Sonia Paul

Internet use in the U.S. is nearing saturation, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center aggregating survey results of American Internet habits over the last 15 years. Age, class, race/ethnicity and community differences have always shaped Internet practices. Changes in technology — especially the increase in smartphone use — has influenced the trend toward saturation, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can mainstream US media tap into non-English audiences? (Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Why we’re using hashtags less than ever (Shadi Rahimi / Poynter) 3. If my smartphone was really that smart, it would lie to me (Dan Nosowitz / Motherboard) 4. Netflix, Marriott pact to stream in-room video to hotel […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we check out a tool that turns smartphones into mini satellite-TV trucks, and we get tips on creating a team to do graphics and data visualization. PART 1: Yottio A startup called Yottio has built a system to get live footage from multiple smartphone users directly into a studio broadcast. It also provides […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top 10 schools to major in journalism (Russell Westerholm / University Herald) 2. New government data sheds light on online learners (Devon Haynie / US News) 3. Via tablet or smartphone, learning with MOOCs (Kit Eaton / New York Times) 4. How relationships make or break a low-income #edtech classroom (Margina Parker / EdSurge) […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we will explore personalized experiences with news and advertising, as envisioned by leaders at the Washington Post and iStrategy Labs. PART 1: Personalization ideas from The Washington Post Digital leaders at the Washington Post say they want to give news consumers of the future a personalized […] 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 Julie Keck

1. Orphaned Tumblr Storyboard posts find new home on Mashable (Mashable) 2. One downside of pay walls: Where does your growth come from? (PaidContent.org) 3. Would you talk to an ad on your smartphone? (ReadWrite) 4. How to live life after Google Reader (PSFK) 5. Snapchat and the power of deletion (The New Yorker) 6. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon to acquire book recommendation social network Goodreads (Verge) 2. Facebook’s Android event leads to speculation that it’s planning its own smartphone (Fast Company) 3. “Recommended for you”: The fight to decide what you read next (paidContent) 4. How newsrooms can create a breaking news plan and why it matters (Poynter) 5. Two years […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Think you’re the only one ready to throw your cell phone out the window the next time you have a dropped call or text spam? You’re not alone, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The survey found that cell phone problems are a common reality for […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Why does Silicon Valley lack diversity? (TechCrunch) 2. EU Commissioner: “The millions of dollars invested trying to enforce copyright have not stemmed piracy” (TorrentFreak) 3. The symbol of adulthood for teenagers is no longer the car. It’s the smartphone. (New York Times) 4. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans “rude” text messages (The Guardian) […] more »