Mobile tools for journalists

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Mobile reporting, publishing and time-saving tools for journalists. Seminar originally given at Toronto Newstrain, 9/13-14.

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Mobile tools for journalists

  1. 1. Smart  Phones,   Smart  Journalists   Mandy  Jenkins,  @mjenkinsToronto  Newstrain  #TORmobile  
  2. 2. Breaking  News  on  Twi8er  
  3. 3. What  Livetwee<ng  Can  Do  * Serve  your  audience  on  social  media  –  and   reach  a  new  one  * Feed  tweets  into  your  site  as  a  breaking  story  * Use  live  tweets  as  your  notes  * Helps  staff  communicate  * Start  writing  a  story  in-­‐office  from  reporters’   live  tweets  
  4. 4. Live  Twee<ng  101  * Mix  play-­‐by-­‐play  with  context,   background  * Pass  on  quotes,  who  is  there,  add  in   photos  * Note  significant  pauses  and  stops    * Take  questions,  respond  when  possible  
  5. 5. Why  Use  #Hashtags?  * Group  tweets  by  keyword  * Find  other  sources  * Expand  your  audience  * Organize  content  for  display  and  archiving  
  6. 6. Before  You  Hashtag  * Search  for  hashtag(s)  already  in  use  * If  a  hashtag  is  already  in  use,  adopt  it  * If  not,  choose  one  that’s  simple  &  unique  * Geographic  abbreviation  helps  (#TNStorm)  * Geographic  better  than  branded  
  7. 7. Try  It  Now:  #TORMobile  
  8. 8. Quick  Searches  in  Twi8er  Apps  
  9. 9. Search  Nearby  With  Ban.Jo  http://ban.jo/
  10. 10. Mobile  Repor<ng  Tools  
  11. 11. Photoshop  Express  
  12. 12. Streaming  Video:  Qik,  UStream  
  13. 13. Advanced  Notes:  Evernote  
  14. 14. Mobile  Publishing  
  15. 15. LiveBlogs:  CoveritLive,  ScribbleLive  
  16. 16. Wordpress  
  17. 17. Tumblr  
  18. 18. Produc<vity  
  19. 19. Google  Voice  
  20. 20. Access  Your  Files:  LogMeIn  
  21. 21. Dictation:  Dragon    
  22. 22. Share  Media:  DropBox  
  23. 23. Read  it  Later:  Instapaper,  Pocket  
  24. 24. Try  it  Out  
  25. 25. Exercise  ­  Write  a  post  on  this  session  in  email.  Publish   by  email  to  chekrat776@tumblr.com  ­  Take  photos  or  audio.  Publish  by  email   to  chekrat776@tumblr.com  ­  Send  tweets  with  hashtag  #TORmobile  
  26. 26. mobilejournos.tumblr.com   Your  work  seen  here!  
  27. 27. Thanks!   Mandy  Jenkins   mandyjenkins@gmail.com   @mjenkins   More  resources  and  such  at:   zombiejournalism.com   slideshare.net/mandyjenkins  Credits: Steve Buttry originated some slide images, text

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