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Mobile journalism (updated, 2014)

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A revised and updated introduction on ways to use smartphones to share multimedia content (audio and video) with your audience.

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Mobile journalism (updated, 2014)

  1. 1. Charlie Meyerson MeyersonStrategy.com linkedin.com/in/cmeyerson 708-TEQ-NEWS Twitter: @Meyerson
  2. 2. Who am I ... and why am I here? I worked here for 13 years:
  3. 3. Who am I ... and why am I here? But before and a:er that, I worked in radio news for more than 20 years:
  4. 4. Who am I ... and why am I here? But before and a:er that, I worked in radio news for more than 20 years:
  5. 5. Who am I ... and why am I here? But before and a:er that, I worked in radio news for more than 20 years:
  6. 6. The smartphone: Radio’s new repor%ng and delivery channel
  7. 7. Radio edi@ng then (c. 1984) Cut and paste ... meant cut and paste.
  8. 8. Radio edi@ng then (c. 1984) Cut and paste ... meant cut and paste. hBp://pauleaston.blogspot.com/2011/02/first-­‐cut-­‐is-­‐deepest.html
  9. 9. Radio edi@ng now Cut and paste are just menu items.
  10. 10. Radio repor@ng then (c. 1984) Recorder (typically, casseBe; later MD or SD) + VoiceAct (or alligator clips) + Hunt for a phone that would unscrew
  11. 11. Radio repor@ng now Radio repor/ng now: iPhone + Twisted Wave (etc.) app hBp://twistedwave.com/mobile (or search iTunes store)
  12. 12. TV repor@ng then (c. 1988) hBps://screen.yahoo.com/al-­‐franken-­‐reports-­‐via-­‐satellite-­‐000000153.html (Or so we thought, maybe.)
  13. 13. TV repor@ng now Ustream, Google Hangouts, others, make it possible to broadcast live from anywhere you can get a phone signal: hBp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22713934
  14. 14. It’s not the future. It’s now. • A team of reporters at FM News 101.1 covered Chicago live for a year, o:en with just an iPhone and -­‐-­‐ some@mes -­‐-­‐ a laptop: • All sound recorded with just an iPhone: hBp://soundcloud.com/meyerson/final-­‐ farewell-­‐to-­‐a-­‐chicago • Live broadcasts, too – plugging the iPhone into a mult box.
  15. 15. Google Voice: A great tool.
  16. 16. Things you can do with Google Voice • Record incoming phone calls. (Note: Before recording, you must get your subject's permission: "May I record this for possible use on the air and on the Internet?”) • Press 4 to record, and 4 to stop. • When done, return to Google.com/voice, where you can download the file for edi@ng or email a link to the file (instead of the whole file as an annoying aBachment).
  17. 17. Things you can do with Google Voice • You can download Google Voice files and use them as the substrate for a slideshow or other visual presenta@on. • Or you can upload them (for free!) to SoundCloud.com, and place the audio file in your mul@media presenta@ons, or share it through social media (TwiBer, Facebook).
  18. 18. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? (Beyond, of course, the essen@al skills of knowing how to write, how speak, how to spot a good image, how to tell a story, how to be fair, and all the rest ... ?)
  19. 19. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? • One smartphone. • Really, that’s it. • But if you insist ...
  20. 20. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  21. 21. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  22. 22. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  23. 23. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  24. 24. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  25. 25. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  26. 26. What do you need to be a mobile journalist? Also helpful: • XLR connec@ng cable to plug into mult boxes, mics + longer XLR cable (so you can sit down). • Laptop (with op@onal cell card). • Bluetooth keyboard (for typing quickly on a smartphone). • External baBery for smartphone. • Connec@ng cables (USB) for faster connec@on between phone and laptop. • Case with branding on it.
  27. 27. So .... Meyerson Strategy
  28. 28. That’s how you get news into a smartphone. Meyerson Strategy
  29. 29. How do we get it out? Meyerson Strategy
  30. 30. A free app (Pandora or Flipboard or Zite for radio news) tinyurl.com/GetRiveted Meyerson Strategy
  31. 31. You pick your radio news Meyerson Strategy
  32. 32. You pick your categories Meyerson Strategy
  33. 33. You decide when to skip or pause Meyerson Strategy
  34. 34. You search for stories you want Meyerson Strategy
  35. 35. You share individual stories Meyerson Strategy
  36. 36. You share individual stories Meyerson Strategy
  37. 37. You listen and explore Meyerson Strategy
  38. 38. You listen and explore Meyerson Strategy
  39. 39. You can press Play and … Meyerson Strategy
  40. 40. Traffic on your terms Meyerson Strategy
  41. 41. … and it’s free Meyerson Strategy
  42. 42. Rivet Radio News tinyurl.com/GetRiveted Meyerson Strategy
  43. 43. tinyurl.com/JournClass
  44. 44. Charlie Meyerson MeyersonStrategy.com linkedin.com/in/cmeyerson Charlie@MeyersonStrategy.com 708-TEQ-NEWS Twitter: @Meyerson

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