Mobile and Web Tools for Journalists

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An overview of free or mostly free tools for journalists on smartphones, dumbphones and computers.

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Mobile and Web Tools for Journalists

  1. 1. MOBILE & WEB TOOLS FOR JOURNALISTS Mandy Jenkins @mjenkins
  2. 2. Breaking News on Twitter
  3. 4. Mobile Reporting Tools
  4. 5. PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS
  5. 6. QIK ( LIVE VIDEO )
  6. 7. EVERNOTE
  7. 8. Skype & Google Voice Mobile & Desktop Tools Free and cheap long-distance calling Free text/SMS messaging Easily recorded
  8. 9. Record Skype Calls Ecamm Skype Recorder (Mac) MP3 Skpe Recorder (PC)
  9. 10. Mobile Publishing
  10. 11. COVERITLIVE
  11. 12. WORDPRESS
  12. 13. TUMBLR
  13. 14. Productivity
  14. 15. Newsroom Workflow <ul><ul><li>Reporters tweet/liveblog details, quotes and media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web producers/editors start a story from those tweets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporters use tweets as notes to write longer form </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. WEB TOOLS
  16. 17. Search for News & Sources <ul><ul><li>Search by  keywords, location, time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach out for more info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow who you reach out to </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Watch the News Stream <ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hootsuite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitterfall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Plus </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Local Twitter Trends http://trendsmap.com/local/pk/islamabad
  19. 20. Quick Edit Photos Piknik.com picnik.com
  20. 21. Storify : Curation
  21. 22. All Our Ideas > Polls Feature Example - TBD News Example - HuffPost
  22. 23. Crowdmapping Free, fast and reader-friendly
  23. 24. Google Docs <ul><ul><li>Gathering info using Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing budgets/newsroom resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free word processor/Excel/Powerpoint </li></ul></ul>
  24. 25. QUESTIONS, FOLLOW-UP Mandy Jenkins [email_address] @mjenkins More resources and such at: zombiejournalism.com

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