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The department of journalism at the university of Memphis asked me to give a presentation about my mobile reporting experience in Tanzania. This is the result. More information about my time in ...

The department of journalism at the university of Memphis asked me to give a presentation about my mobile reporting experience in Tanzania. This is the result. More information about my time in Tanzania in German for the Kindle: http://amzn.to/11HiZir.

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Mobile reporting in Tanzania Mobile reporting in Tanzania Presentation Transcript

  • Mobile Reporting ... in Tanzania
  • Short introduction➡ Bettina Blass, freelancing journalist and academiclecturer➡ writing for print and online, focus on private finance Wirtschaft verstehen!➡ teaching online journalism at Johannes-GutenbergUniversity in Mainz➡ here today as an exchangelecturer➡ more information in German:www.wirtschaft-verstehen.de 2
  • Where we are
  • Wirtschaft verstehen!This is Cologne 4
  • On my way to Tanzania Wirtschaft verstehen! 5
  • From Dar to Yamba6 hours by bus +4 hours by SUV +1 hour by foot
  • This is Yamba
  • What I was doing Wirtschaft verstehen!➡ „Volunteer reporter“ by the British NGO VillageAfrica➡ Interviewing and writing articles for German media➡ Filming➡ Taking pictures 8
  • My equipment➡ iPad (no laptop)➡keyboard withbluetooth connection➡camera with different Wirtschaft verstehen!lenses➡camcorder➡solar charger➡iPod with microphone➡iPhone➡tripod➡mobile charger➡pacsafe➡UMTS stick
  • My apps
  • The workflow: writing➡ Doing for example research at church, at school orinterviewing a housegirl or a volunteer (recording this Wirtschaft verstehen!with the iPod and the microfone), taking pictures➡ Writing with➡ Editing the pictures with➡ Publishing with
  • Publishing: Wordpress Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Result➡ www.projektusambaraveilchen.de➡28 articles in four weeks Wirtschaft verstehen!➡2 picture galleries➡2 posts were made while sitting inthe bus/SUV
  • The workflow: movies Wirtschaft verstehen!➡ Filming with camcorder, camera, iPhone or iPad➡ Transfering videos from the camera to the iPad➡ Editing with➡ Publishing to YouTube➡Using the embedding code to publish it with
  • Wirtschaft verstehen!App: iMovie
  • Result Wirtschaft verstehen!➡ www.projektusambaraveilchen.de➡ 8 short videos while I was there➡ 3 longer ones when I was back
  • Exkursus: Make a movie Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Exkursus: Make a movie Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Exkursus: Make a movie Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Exkursus: Make a movie Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Exkursus: Make a movie Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Wirtschaft verstehen!Problems
  • Problem ICouldn‘t find out from Germany whichtelecommunication company would be Wirtschaft verstehen!the best for a prepaid card. Luckily, thetaxi driver who picked me up at theairport knew. Shop where you could buy Vodacom-SIM-Cards at Zanzibar
  • Problem IISIM card wasn‘t the right size for iPad.had a SIM card cutter with me and an Wirtschaft verstehen!adapter to use the card in the Phoneand in the iPad, which needed differentsizes. SIM Card cutter and adapter
  • Problem IIINot enough sun!I could use the generator of Wirtschaft verstehen!Village Africa once a week forabout 30 minutes. Solar chargers
  • Problem IVVery slow wifi connection. 1hour to upload 25 seconds toYoutube. Wirtschaft verstehen!I uploaded just a few very short videos from Yamba. Thelonger ones I uploaded from Tanga where we were every twoweeks. There was a hotel with broadband.
  • Problem VAudioboo needed a good Wirtschaft verstehen!internet connection torecord.No solution.
  • Problem VI Wirtschaft verstehen!iMotion needed too muchbattery - just 2 very shorttime lapse videos.
  • Problem VII Wirtschaft verstehen!NO internet connection for about 32 hours!
  • How to organize➡ At home: Try to find out if you will have internet connectionin the field.➡ If you are reporting from another country: take a copy ofyour passport with you, printed in colours. Probably you willneed it to buy a SIM card. Wirtschaft verstehen!➡ Think about a SIM card cutter and adapters.➡ Recharge all batteries. Take plenty of them. Buy a mobilecharger.➡ Take a mobile safe with you, „pacsafe“, to make sure thatnobody will steal your things.➡ Install all apps you will need before, and figure out, how theywork.➡ Remember all passwords for all platforms you will use.Register before!
  • What I published in Germany Wirtschaft verstehen!
  • Wirtschaft verstehen!Train yourself!
  • Wirtschaft verstehen! 33 Thank you!