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How to be a mobile reporter<br />By L.A. Lorek <br />
Get out of the newsroom <br />
Maybe not this far out but with mobile it’s possible<br />
Mobile reporters can  work out of  neighborhood coffeehouses<br />
Mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide grew from under 1 billion to over 5 billion in a decade.<br />T <br />Source:  Int...
Every reporter needs a notebook and penNow every reporter needs a smart phone <br />
We’ve come a long way baby <br />
To the iPhone<br />
63.2 million U.S. smartphone subscribers<br />             Top Acquired Phones in the U.S.<br />      1.  Apple iPhone 3GS...
Backpack journalists can easily tote mobile reporting tools <br />
“Even in the most remote parts of the world with no electricity, people have mobile phones,”<br /> – Google’s Osama Bedier...
In 2011, New York Times gives its reporters iPhones 4Gs to capture video <br />
Mobile Reporters<br />Can capture video<br />Take photos<br />Record audio<br />Write notes<br />Send e-mails<br />Tweet<b...
   In 2010, 5 BILLION apps downloaded <br />     — up from 300 million in 2009<br />
Favorite apps for reporters<br />Twitter<br />Instagram for photos<br />Cinch for recording short interviews<br />iTalk Li...
Consuming media on mobile <br />Nearly 47 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers browse the web, access apps, download content...
Social Mobile<br />Social Networking was the fastest growing category for U.S. subscribers with  57.9 million mobile users...
Favorite mobile activitiesplayed games<br />
FIVE MILLION Foursquare users — up from 200,000 users in 2009<br />
Accessed Search<br />
Captured Video <br />
Accessed Maps<br />
Used I.M.<br />Accessed sports , <br />listened to music, <br />checked bank accounts, <br />financial news, <br />restaur...
Surge in mobile social media platforms<br />347 %growth in Twitter mobile usage<br />200 MILLION mobile Facebook Users<br ...
Tagging with mobile phones<br />
Ninety-one percent of U.S. adults say that they have seen people misuse mobile technology.<br />Seventy-five percent of U....
Remember to Mind Your Manners<br />
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  1. 1. How to be a mobile reporter<br />By L.A. Lorek <br />
  2. 2. Get out of the newsroom <br />
  3. 3. Maybe not this far out but with mobile it’s possible<br />
  4. 4. Mobile reporters can work out of neighborhood coffeehouses<br />
  5. 5. Mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide grew from under 1 billion to over 5 billion in a decade.<br />T <br />Source:  International Telecommunication Union<br />www.itu.int<br />
  6. 6. Every reporter needs a notebook and penNow every reporter needs a smart phone <br />
  7. 7. We’ve come a long way baby <br />
  8. 8. To the iPhone<br />
  9. 9. 63.2 million U.S. smartphone subscribers<br /> Top Acquired Phones in the U.S.<br /> 1. Apple iPhone 3GS<br /> 2. Apple iPhone 4<br /> 3. BlackBerry Curve 8530<br /> 4. LG - Cosmos<br /> 5. Motorola – Droid<br />Source: comScore MobiLens, Jan-2010 to Dec-2010<br />
  10. 10. Backpack journalists can easily tote mobile reporting tools <br />
  11. 11. “Even in the most remote parts of the world with no electricity, people have mobile phones,”<br /> – Google’s Osama Bedier at TEDxAustin <br />
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  14. 14. In 2011, New York Times gives its reporters iPhones 4Gs to capture video <br />
  15. 15. Mobile Reporters<br />Can capture video<br />Take photos<br />Record audio<br />Write notes<br />Send e-mails<br />Tweet<br />Make phone calls<br />
  16. 16. In 2010, 5 BILLION apps downloaded <br /> — up from 300 million in 2009<br />
  17. 17. Favorite apps for reporters<br />Twitter<br />Instagram for photos<br />Cinch for recording short interviews<br />iTalk Lite to record longer interviews <br />Foursquare/Gowalla for check-ins<br />Plancast for scheduling<br />LinkedIn/Facebook/Youtube<br />Safari for Google maps<br />
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  19. 19. Consuming media on mobile <br />Nearly 47 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers browse the web, access apps, download content or access the mobile Internet via SMS<br /> That’s up from 7.6 % a year ago<br /> Source: Comscore’s The 2010 Mobile Year in Review at www.comscore.com<br />
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  21. 21. Social Mobile<br />Social Networking was the fastest growing category for U.S. subscribers with 57.9 million mobile users in Dec. 2010, up 56 % from a year ago.<br />
  22. 22. Favorite mobile activitiesplayed games<br />
  23. 23. FIVE MILLION Foursquare users — up from 200,000 users in 2009<br />
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  28. 28. Accessed Search<br />
  29. 29. Captured Video <br />
  30. 30. Accessed Maps<br />
  31. 31. Used I.M.<br />Accessed sports , <br />listened to music, <br />checked bank accounts, <br />financial news, <br />restaurant Info<br />
  32. 32. Surge in mobile social media platforms<br />347 %growth in Twitter mobile usage<br />200 MILLION mobile Facebook Users<br />100 MILLION YouTube videos played on mobile devices everyday<br />Source: MobileFuture.org<br />
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  34. 34. Tagging with mobile phones<br />
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  36. 36. Ninety-one percent of U.S. adults say that they have seen people misuse mobile technology.<br />Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults say mobile manners are worse now than in 2009.<br />Source: Intel Corp. <br />
  37. 37. Remember to Mind Your Manners<br />
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