10 Things to Teach About Mobile | Journalism Interactive 2014

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What, exactly, should we be teaching about "mobile journalism" and how? Panelists: Etan Horowitz, CNN mobile editor; Emily Ingram, mobile product manager, The Washington Post; Beth Parker, reporter, …

What, exactly, should we be teaching about "mobile journalism" and how? Panelists: Etan Horowitz, CNN mobile editor; Emily Ingram, mobile product manager, The Washington Post; Beth Parker, reporter, WTTG DC News Fox 5. Moderated by Mindy McAdams, Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process, University of Florida.

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  • 1. 10 Things to Teach About Mobile Etan Horowitz, CNN Emily Ingram, The Washington Post Beth Parker, Fox 5 TV
  • 2. In class, use phones/tablets when demoing projects 10
  • 3. Assignment: Mobile-only day or week 9
  • 4. Go beyond iOS 8
  • 5. Focus everything around “How will this mobile product make someone’s life easier?” 7
  • 6. Have students experiment with story formats — whichever suits the story best 6
  • 7. Emphasize the foundations of journalism: Good writing, accuracy, powerful storytelling 5
  • 8. Assignment: Find a non-news app each week and explain what lesson it has for journalistic applications / potential for mobile storytelling 4
  • 9. Prepare each student to wear many hats: Expert reporters, photographers and social media masters 3
  • 10. Require usability and functionality testing across devices for graphics/design projects 2
  • 11. Build and launch a real mobile product! 1
  • 12. 10 Things to Teach About Mobile Etan Horowitz, CNN Emily Ingram, The Washington Post Beth Parker, Fox 5 TV