Mobile Journalism Must Haves

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This was a presentation given at the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Mobile Journalism Must Haves

  1. 1. Mobile Journalists Making News
  2. 2. WhatYou’ll Learn • How Mobile Devices are Changing Newsgathering • Apps • Equipment • Demonstrations • Prizes
  3. 3. About the Presenters • @ProfAlliRich - Allissa Richardson: Award-winning journalist Mobile Journalism Trainer, Professor • @chipdizard:Technologist; FCPX and Adobe Certified trainer;Teacher • @Amani Channel: Award-winning video producer; Reporter; PR pro; Professor
  4. 4. Smartphone Reporting • Start with Steve Garfield Clip - 2008 Nokia N95 • Jeremy Jojola Clip - • Neal Augenstein Clip • Fox WTTG clip
  5. 5. Question: • Why use your smartphone for news gathering? • BecauseYOU can!
  6. 6. iPhone Reporting Case Study • July 20, 2013 - Trayvon Martin Rally • Produced iPhone “news” story • Shot interviews, voiced, edited (iMovie) app
  7. 7. • Amani’s story on Travon Martin
  8. 8. New Media in the News • 2007Virginia Tech shooting - iReport • 2008 Steve Garfield Scoops CNN • 2009 Hudson River plane crash - Twitpic • 2009 KOB reporter iPhone live shot • 2010 WTOP radio reporter goes iPhone • 2011 WTTG UStream for live reports
  9. 9. Before you Go Mobile • Know your technical needs • Know the apps • Understand multimedia storytelling • Know the workflow • Practice
  10. 10. Apps for iPhone/iPad • FiLMICPRO - Camera Enhancement • Voddio/Pinnacle - Editing (Professional) • iMovie - Editing (Basic) • Qik - Livestream • UStream - Livestream • Capture -YouTube
  11. 11. Android Apps • Video Challenged • Android Pro &Video Maker (Basic Edits) • Bambuser (Live Streaming)
  12. 12. Gear Up • Tripod Adapter (The Glif - Amazon Universal Adapter) • Audio/Mic Adapter (VeriCorder/KVConnection) • Tripod/Stability Mounts (Phocus/ThePadcaster/Makayama) • Microphones (Mini Mic/SmartLav/iRig/Pro Mics • Lights
  13. 13. Allissa’s Equipment Demo
  14. 14. Chip’s MobileVideo Editing Demo • iMovie • Pinnacle
  15. 15. Summary • Smartphones should be used for news gathering • Think outside the box • Leverage technology • Experiment
  16. 16. Final Tips • Capture video in airplane mode • Media can be edited with NLE software • Content can trump quality (exclusive) • Consult with management
  17. 17. ThankYou! Allissa Richardson allissa@mojomediaworks.com 1(800) 424-4248 Amani Channel ask@webvideochefs.com (404) 213-2121 Chip Dizard ask@webvideochefs.com (410) 207-3090

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