Mobile Journalism Tools- ICFJ

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Apps, best practices, experiments and statistics on mobile journalism in practice, aimed at journalists in the Arab world. Presented at the International Center for Journalists Bootcamp in Cairo, Egypt.

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  • Who has a smarthphone? Phone with web access?
  • up from 47% in 2008 March 2011, there were more than 800 applications either created by Arab developers or available in Arabic  54% on Nokia/Symbian, followed by Apple at 23%, BB 20% Those that don't have them 54% to get one in the next year. Use apps, preferred in English (Research in Motion)
  • 27.7 million Facebook users in the Arab World 1.1 million users who tweeted at least once every two weeks 2011 Q1, ArabSocial Media Report
  • Who is on Twitter? Best tool for mobile news Report directly from the scene
  • All kinds of news broke on Twitter
  • Regular people do it too
  • Demo it with your phone live video from a scene embed your channel online save videos publish to youtube/Twitter/FB
  • syncs notes across all devices share and collaborate on notes with others record audio and take notes at the same time
  • Free live chats multiple participants can add audio, video and photos in real time great for live events readers can ask questions too # do with sources # staff Show off Zville story
  • Blogging on the go.  Advanced looking sites
  • Blogging on the go Can blog by audio calls Publish by Email Easy without an app
  • trends not an app search in most twitter apps
  • Instapaper app save long stories for offline Research to read later
  • Mobile Journalism Tools- ICFJ

    1. Mobile Reporting Intro to
    2. Mobile Use in the Arab World <ul><li>internet users in key Arab markets access the Internet through their mobile phones. </li></ul>Source:  Arab Advisors Group 63%
    3. Social Media in the Arab World <ul><li>active Twitter users  </li></ul>2011 Q1, ArabSocial Media Report 1.1 million
    4. Breaking News on Twitter
    5. link
    6.  
    7. Mobile Reporting Tools
    8. PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS
    9. QIK ( LIVE VIDEO )
    10. EVERNOTE
    11. Mobile Publishing
    12. COVERITLIVE
    13. WORDPRESS
    14. TUMBLR
    15. Productivity
    16. Newsroom Workflow <ul><ul><li>Reporters tweet/liveblog details, quotes and media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web producers/editors start a story from those tweets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporters use tweets as notes to write longer form </li></ul></ul>
    17. Tools to Manage The Insanity <ul><ul><li>Trends and searches </li></ul></ul>Live search
    18. Tools to Manage The Insanity
    19. Try it Out
    20. EXERCISE <ul><ul><li>Write a post on this session in email. Publish by email to [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take photos or audio. Publish by email to  [email_address] . </li></ul></ul>
    21. mobilejournos.tumblr.com Your work seen here!
    22. QUESTIONS, FOLLOW-UP Mandy Jenkins [email_address] @mjenkins More resources and such at: zombiejournalism.com

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