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Mobile reporting, publishing and time-saving tools for journalists. Seminar originally given at Toronto Newstrain, 9/13-14.

Mobile reporting, publishing and time-saving tools for journalists. Seminar originally given at Toronto Newstrain, 9/13-14.

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  • Smart  Phones,   Smart  Journalists   Mandy  Jenkins,  @mjenkinsToronto  Newstrain  #TORmobile  
  • Breaking  News  on  Twi8er  
  • What  Livetwee<ng  Can  Do  * Serve  your  audience  on  social  media  –  and   reach  a  new  one  * Feed  tweets  into  your  site  as  a  breaking  story  * Use  live  tweets  as  your  notes  * Helps  staff  communicate  * Start  writing  a  story  in-­‐office  from  reporters’   live  tweets   View slide
  • Live  Twee<ng  101  * Mix  play-­‐by-­‐play  with  context,   background  * Pass  on  quotes,  who  is  there,  add  in   photos  * Note  significant  pauses  and  stops    * Take  questions,  respond  when  possible   View slide
  • Why  Use  #Hashtags?  * Group  tweets  by  keyword  * Find  other  sources  * Expand  your  audience  * Organize  content  for  display  and  archiving  
  • Before  You  Hashtag  * Search  for  hashtag(s)  already  in  use  * If  a  hashtag  is  already  in  use,  adopt  it  * If  not,  choose  one  that’s  simple  &  unique  * Geographic  abbreviation  helps  (#TNStorm)  * Geographic  better  than  branded  
  • Try  It  Now:  #TORMobile  
  • Quick  Searches  in  Twi8er  Apps  
  • Search  Nearby  With  Ban.Jo  http://ban.jo/
  • Mobile  Repor<ng  Tools  
  • Photoshop  Express  
  • Streaming  Video:  Qik,  UStream  
  • Advanced  Notes:  Evernote  
  • Mobile  Publishing  
  • LiveBlogs:  CoveritLive,  ScribbleLive  
  • Wordpress  
  • Tumblr  
  • Produc<vity  
  • Google  Voice  
  • Access  Your  Files:  LogMeIn  
  • Dictation:  Dragon    
  • Share  Media:  DropBox  
  • Read  it  Later:  Instapaper,  Pocket  
  • Try  it  Out  
  • Exercise  ­  Write  a  post  on  this  session  in  email.  Publish   by  email  to  chekrat776@tumblr.com  ­  Take  photos  or  audio.  Publish  by  email   to  chekrat776@tumblr.com  ­  Send  tweets  with  hashtag  #TORmobile  
  • mobilejournos.tumblr.com   Your  work  seen  here!  
  • Thanks!   Mandy  Jenkins   mandyjenkins@gmail.com   @mjenkins   More  resources  and  such  at:   zombiejournalism.com   slideshare.net/mandyjenkins  Credits: Steve Buttry originated some slide images, text