Posts tagged mobile journalism
MoJo: An iPhone Replaces a Newsroom
I gave a presentation at the Catholic Media Convention on using an iPhone for mobile journalism. I covered what’s needed to to be a journalist on the go, some key apps, examples of different multimedia projects, distribution ideas. I threw in a very funny video to fight “Vertical Video Syndrome.”
aeternusphoto: What a riot! Fight Vertical Video Syndrome! ow.ly/1O4wkF @AndrewC_Nelson Watched it at our news meeting 2day - we howled laughing!
Thanks for attending my mobile journalism workshop.It went really well. Grt question from folks keen on developing skills. #cmc12
— Andrew Nelson (@AndrewC_Nelson) June 21, 2012
Mobile Journalism Presentation
I gave a presentation on mobile journalism at a recent conference.
The audience was about 20 editors, many who are one-man bands at weekly newspapers in the southeast.
The key point I stressed was:
- make the best of the technology they have.
- don’t spend a lot of money, if you don’t have it.
- be creative and look for tools that are already out there. I talked up apps that topped out at $10, while many of them are free.
It was great to get this email a few days later:
I hope all is going well in Atlanta. I wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to finally take baby steps to more interactive features on our website.
My first venture was a photo slideshow with Animoto. It is embed in this story.
And here’s the presentation:
Mobile Journalism Tool
I recently purchased Vericorder’s 1st Video for my iPhone.
The price $9.99 turned me off. It’s an app, where 99 cents appears to be the norm in iTunes, so I was wary. But I have an upcoming conference about social media so I wanted to try it out before the conference. If it worked well, I intended to mention it to the audience.
I bought it late last week. I am glad I did.
I did this simple audio slideshow for my local news Web site. It took me no time to put it together.
A video took me longer, but that’s only because I got overly ambitious.
My very subjective list:
- You can make videos, audio-only or audio slideshows.
- You can send stories to Youtube, the camera roll, and email. (It’d be nice to include Vimeo.)
- It’s great to have the ability to put together clips on the fly.
- It has a lot of features, which take a little while to figure it out.
- It crashes often ( but the auto-recover feature is strong and has yet to drop my work.)
- A nice feature of the Vimeo app is how it includes a grid as an overlay. It guide line up shots.
Overall, it’s a great tool for mobile journalists.