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Mobile j handout

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One page with six slides as a quick reference for journalists on how to use their phones as a reporting tool, focusing on Apple iPhone and apps. Created as a handout for the 2013 New York Press Association Foundation's annual journalism conference by Mo Krochmal of Social Media News NY (facebook.com/smnny)

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Mobile j handout

  1. 1. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com1 Go Ahead, Phone it in! Q: What's the best camera? A: The one that's with you. Your phone is always with you. Master it as a reporting tool and you will be ahead of the pack. How? Practice, practice, practice.
  2. 2. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com2 Go Ahead, Phone it in!  SmartphonesSmartphones iPhoneiPhone AndroidAndroid Microsoft/NokiaMicrosoft/Nokia BlackberryBlackberry  Feature phoneFeature phone  TabletsTablets Which one to get? We recommend: --iPhones, iPads, for the apps. --Samsung Galaxy 4, for the camera.
  3. 3. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com3 Go Ahead, Phone it in! iPhone hardware
  4. 4. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com4 Go Ahead, Phone it in! Additional Hardware Battery Mophie $99 Microphone Rode shotgun $220 Tripod/Stabilizer Joby Tripod holder $19 Lenses Phocus $180 w/mic
  5. 5. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com5 Go Ahead, Phone it in!  Beyond Photo App for photos and video
  6. 6. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com6 Go Ahead, Phone it in!Go Ahead, Phone it in!  Instead of a 'selfie' why not do a standup?  Shoot sequences – wide, medium, closeup.  Shoot horizontally. Count to 10. Listen.  Audio is critical: Listen.  Beware bloat (download and store frequently).  Edit ruthlessly.  ABS – always be shooting.  You never have enough b-roll.
  7. 7. Oct. 5, 2013 Like us on Facebook.com/smnny E-mail: Mo.krochmal@gmail.com6 Go Ahead, Phone it in!Go Ahead, Phone it in!  Instead of a 'selfie' why not do a standup?  Shoot sequences – wide, medium, closeup.  Shoot horizontally. Count to 10. Listen.  Audio is critical: Listen.  Beware bloat (download and store frequently).  Edit ruthlessly.  ABS – always be shooting.  You never have enough b-roll.

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