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  • 1. Trends in mobile news Trends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  • 2. From last class: Google Glasses ...
  • 3. Mobilereporting tools
  • 4. Most reporters have to do more now ...
  • 5. For the multi-tasking reporter:Enhancing the smartphone (or iPod Touch)
  • 6. Mobile live-stream video getting easier 4G mi-fi mobile hotspot: Bluetooth connection to iPod Touch
  • 7. Small cameras (GoPro) can live-stream video
  • 8. Remember this? ...
  • 9. Next time? ... Better-quality smartphone photos, video shared on social media sites Eyewitnesses live-stream VIDEO from their smartphones? Eyewitnesses live-stream AUDIO from their smartphones?
  • 10. Robotic tripod:Your $159 camera operator Swivl robotic “cameraman” for smartphones and flipcams: $159 Media uses: news reporting, video blogging
  • 11. MoJo movement growing
  • 12. Recommended MoJo kit
  • 13. Mobileeyewitness news
  • 14. Many apps for eyewitness news, assigments These mobile apps pay you for news photos, video, news reports, fact checking
  • 15. Many apps for eyewitness news, assigments Demotix daily e-mail assignments Smartphone app for Demotix reporters, photographers
  • 16. Mobile newsconsumption
  • 17. Smartphone still young adults’ favorite
  • 18. Smartphone most commonly used for news
  • 19. Tablets still have some catch-up to do on sales Pew Research Center, The State of the News Media 2012
  • 20. But more tablet owners consume news on their devices than smartphone owners Tablet owners: older, more education, higher incomePew Research Center, The State of the News Media 2012
  • 21. Mobile-device users get more news viasocial media than desktop/laptop users Pew Research Center, The State of the News Media 2012
  • 22. What newscompaniesneed to do
  • 23. Most news organizations not yet web-first, need to be mobile-first “News organizations are belatedly, reluctantly and often awkwardly pursuing ‘web-first’ strategies. As we fight these web battles, I am increasingly coming to believe that ‘web first’ is what the military would call fighting the last war. News organizations need a mobile-first strategy.”
  • 24. It won’t stop: Other mobile platforms will require news companies to adapt Toyota’s Entune (today): smartphone provides car’s Internet connection Toyota.comCNET