Wireless devices with Internet connections are
changing the landscape of how news is received.
Mobile phones are becoming personal computers
By the numbers
200 million mobile phone users in the United States
– 70 percent are web-enabled.
4.8 million people pay for the Weather Channel’s mobile
2 million people pay $15 a month for a subscription to Disney’s
ring tones, voice tones, wallpapers and video clips.
What this means for journalist
Further push for immediacy
Broadening the scope of information that will be
considered worthy of an update - in other words, not
just big news
Do you own a Blackberry or iPhone? What about an
Do you subscribe to breaking news, weather or traffic
What are the pros and cons of these devices when in
comes to journalism?
What’s on the horizon? E-books/Kindle
LA Times on Kindle