Tag: smartphone

by Stacy Forster

Everyone walking around with a mobile phone is a photographer, with a high-end camera within reach in a pocket or bag. But how can you take advantage of all a mobile camera can do? Join us on Tuesday, Tuesday, Jan. 5, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time/Noon Central/10 a.m. Pacific time for an #EdShift Twitter […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING Learn […] more »

by Sonia Paul

You’ve seen it parodied online and discussed in real life: People gathered together, their faces immersed in their individual mobile devices. And a new study from the Pew Research Center verifies what many of us are thinking and feeling about being “alone together,” as Sherry Turkle wrote in her 2012 book discussing how technology is […] 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 »

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 »