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mobile news gathering and reporting on smartphones: apps, tools, guides

RTE Innovation Lead Glen Mulcahy: Bad news and good news about mobile journalism

This guest post was contributed by David Smith, lecturer of journalism at West Virginia University. The Google Hangout video is embedded at the end of this post, along with many of the mobile journalism examples and resources mentioned during the … Continue reading

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A step-by-step guide to shooting iPhone video

RTÉ journalist Philip Bromwell shot a video on iPhone and compiled a cheat sheet with shot-by-shot shooting instructions. I will use the video and the shot list as required readings in mobile production courses, and want to recommend them to … Continue reading

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Mobile journalism examples and production tips: Q&A with RTÉ video journalist Philip Bromwell

Philip Bromwell is a news video journalist with RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster; for the past 12 months, he has taken on an extra responsibility to explore and encourage mobile journalism (mojo) in the newsroom. In an email interview, I asked … Continue reading

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Drone videography: Basic and creative aerial filming techniques for drone video cameras

If you have a drone video camera but don’t know how to film professional-looking videos, watch these footage to get some ideas for basic and creative drone filming techniques.

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How to host a Twitter chat: A step-by-step guide

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How AP Mobile and Guardian apps present multimedia contents and interactivity on smartphones

On the web, a multimedia news story usually provides an interactive, rich media user experience – an interactive interface where visitors can explore various contents: texts, photo gallery, audio slideshow, video, audio, data visualization, etc. On mobile devices, though, it … Continue reading

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A primer for journalism students: What is digital-first strategy?

“Digital first” strategy is in comparison with the “platform first” practice of legacy media platforms (print, TV, radio). Web and mobile platforms demand us to adopt a platform-neutral mindset for an all-inclusive production approach – create the (digital) contents first, … Continue reading

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Need more evidence on why you should have a mobile-first mentality?

Two photos taken at the same location in Vatican City in 2005 and 2013, respectively, show how mobile technology has changed the world and why journalism should gear up toward a mobile-first future.

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How I optimized my blog site for smartphones

If you have a WordPress blog site and want to make your site mobile friendly, you have two simple choices: switch to a responsive theme, or install a mobile plugin. For my blog, I chose to install a free mobile … Continue reading

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College media need a mobile site optimized for smartphones

In a previous post about “digital first” strategy for student newspapers, I said a digital strategy involves all three platforms: print, web and mobile. At issue here is that regular websites need to be optimized for mobile viewing – a “web” … Continue reading

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