Category Archives: Mobile news reporting

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

A Twitter writing guide for journalists: Adapting conventional news writing for the digital age

Guidelines for print news writing and web writing have been well established; however, guidelines for journalistic Twitter writing have not been fully explored. I developed some writing guidelines for a live-tweeting assignment in a digital journalism class, and these guidelines … Continue reading

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Mixture of photo and video lends well to mobile news gathering

A mixture of photo and video will work well for mobile news gathering or digital storytelling in general – a photo slideshow doesn’t have to be all-photo, and a video doesn’t have to be all-video.

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How to effectively use Storify as a news reporting tool: An experiment in my digital journalism class

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Teaching mobile journalism: An experiment in my digital journalism class

Mobile journalism, or mobile news gathering, is defined by new modes of delivery, not by the (professional)¬†production¬†equipments. With everyday digital gadgets and free or cheap computer programs, anyone can produce quality contents – but you may need to learn some … Continue reading

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Mobile journalism is on the horizon and journalism educators/students should take note

Mobile news consumption has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years and journalism education should consider ways to incorporate smartphone news gathering/production in the curriculum. The phenomenal growth of mobile news consumption The UK Guardian recently … Continue reading

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Mobile news reporting requires more than smartphone and tools

Effective mobile news reporting requires some essential journalism training – knowing how to use cookware does not make you a good cook; similarly, knowing how to use the mobile tools does not necessarily make you a good mobile reporter. This … Continue reading

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Future of journalism profession lies with mobile, not newsprint

Amid the string of sad news about big-name newspaper folding or cutting jobs, I finally saw hope and proof for a bright future of journalism profession – people still demand journalism contents, on mobile.

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Geotagged tweeting of a royal wedding: Combining geotagging news story with social media

A reporter at the British newspaper, The Guardian, produced an interesting report on the royal wedding day. He tweeted and posted picture, video and audio as he met people along the way. His journey was mapped out as he went.

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Mobile news gathering: what we can do with a smartphone?

Mobile news gathering is better suited for citizen journalism (those done by average people) and breaking news (by either average people or a reporter who happens to be at the scene).

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Mobile news gathering is now for real

The Society of Professional Journalists offers a training component of “mobile news gathering;” the description reads: You’ll learn the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic tool. With the help of social media, apps and some gear, … Continue reading

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