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Mobile Journalism

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Workshop on mobile journalism I led at 2014 CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California Journalism Opportunities Conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Mobile Journalism

  1. 1. Mobile Journalism Smartphones and tablets can be a reporter’s best friend Eric Ortiz l CCNMA Journalism Opportunities Conference l USC l Oct. 23, 2014
  2. 2. “The mobile evolution is having a profound effect on consumers and businesses. It has kick-started the always-on culture, presenting brands with unprecedented opportunities to develop closer relationships with their customers.” –Christina Carstensen, IDG Global Solutions
  3. 3. By the numbers • 1.5 billion people in world have smartphones • More than half of people with smartphones post original photos and videos online • By 2020, 5 billion people in world will have smartphones • 99.5 of consumers use mobile devices to access content/information • Smartphone ownership is higher for Hispanic adults (61 percent) African-American adults (59 percent) than white adults (53 percent) • 75 percent of consumers use smartphones to watch video online
  4. 4. Mobile Exceeds PC Internet Usage
  5. 5. What Can Smartphones Do? • Text • Take pictures • Shoot video • Record audio • Detail location • Detect infared light • Read data • Make money • Turn into microscope • Perform car diagnostics • Connect to USB stick or mouse • Measure distances • Measure altitude and air pressure • Get temperature • Detect fever http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-amazing-things-a-smartphone-can-do-and-you-probably-dont-know-about_id56861
  6. 6. How Can Journalists Use Smartphones? • Breaking news • Conflict zones • Geopolitics • Protests • Government • Local business • Metro coverage • Sporting events • Red carpets • Trading floors • Man on the street • Live streams
  7. 7. Cover Complex, Unfolding News • Arab Spring • Boston Marathon Bombing • Ferguson • Ebola • Ottawa shooting
  8. 8. Crowdsource for Facts https://storify.com/acarvin/how-to-debunk-a-geopolitical-rumor-with-your-twitt2
  9. 9. Work With Citizens to Cover Same Story http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/04/social-media-and-the-boston-bombings-when-citizens-and-journalists-cover-the-same-story/
  10. 10. Verify
  11. 11. Document and Broadcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrGqoISd-do#t=39
  12. 12. Live Stream http://new.livestream.com/timcast/events/3477619
  13. 13. Go to Remote Locations
  14. 14. Tell Stories https://www.storehouse.co/stories/i4f9-the-isle-of-sylt http://www.robbmontgomery.com/2014/05/amazing-mobile-multimedia-reports-are.html
  15. 15. Deliver Context and Coherence http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-radar-sources-report-from-deep-inside-the-ebola-crisis/s2/a562465/ http://www.onourradar.org/ http://www.eboladeeply.org/
  16. 16. Stay Charged
  17. 17. Tools • Twitter: Microblogging • Instagram: Photo sharing • Vine: Six-second vido • Tout: Social video • Videolicious: Quick, easy video editing • audioBoom: Audio sharing • Ustream: Live stream video • iMovie: Edit video • Seene Review: 3D images • WhatsApp: Group messaging • Pinterest: Curated visual content • SoundCloud: Upload, record, promote, share audio
  18. 18. More Tools • Facebook: Social network • Skyro: Record, play, share audio content • DropVox: Record voice memos to Dropbox • Evernote: Notebook. Save photos, audio files, weblinks • Banjo: Social discovery • Emergency Radio Free: Police scanner • Expense Magic: Document expenses, send PDFs via email • CamScanner: Take photos of document, convert into PDF • Storehouse: Combine photos, videos, words to tell story • Photosynth: Panorama photo • Portable charge: Jackery, Anker, Lumsing
  19. 19. What’s Next? • Mobile storytelling: Evrybit • Augmented reality: Junaio • Wearable devices: Google Glass • Unmanned video: Drones • Mobile currency: Apple Pay • Sensors: iBeacon
  20. 20. Emerging Markets
  21. 21. New Business Models U.S. newspaper ad revenue: $63.5B in 2000, $23B in 2014 Google ad revenue: $70M in 2001, $50.6B in 2013
  22. 22. Think Mobile
  23. 23. Resources • Mojo guide: mojogui.de • Essential mobile journalism kit: http://multimediashooter.com/wp/2012/07/07/t he-essential-mobile-journalism-kit/ • Journalist’s Toolbox: http://www.journaliststoolbox.org/archive/mobil e-journalism/ • Steve Buttry: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/ • Web Journalist Tech and Tools: http://webjournalist.org/topics/tools/
  24. 24. Contact Eric Ortiz Email: eric@getevrybit.com Web: www.getevrybit.com Twitter: @erictortiz, @evrybit

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