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Tools for today’s and 
tomorrow’s journalists 
Steve Outing 
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This is not likely to be your life as a reporter … 
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It will look more like this … 
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Local MoJo: Aimee Heckel, Daily Camera 
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The facts of life: Journalism in 2014 and after 
In your journalism career, 
you w...
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IMPORTANT!!! … Social media data / big data 
Enter search terms to see a snapshot ...
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Social media data / big data: Newsroom tools 
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Social media data / big data: Newsroom tools 
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Let’s talk about hardware 
still 
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Glen Mulcahy’s recommended apps for MOJOs 
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Backpacks replacing TV news satellite trucks 
Backpack livestream TV units using 4...
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‘Wearable news gathering’ 
LA Times photojournalist uses GoPro 
for time-lapse at ...
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Smart glasses = future reporting tool 
Laforge Optical Acis smart glasses: Designe...
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News drones (UAVs): Poised for takeoff 
Drone with GoPro: 
Only for hobby use curr...
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Now, let’s talk software and services for journalists 
“ … 
”! 
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Familiar content-creation software still relevant, but… 
Expensive 
Time-consuming...
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(BTW, open-source alternatives are free) 
$$$ Free 
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Trend: Software tools going from desktop to cloud 
… and they’re easier to learn a...
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Free digital-tools tutorials from Poynter 
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Prezi: Not just for presentations ... Why not news? 
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Interactive images: Easy! 
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Interactive video: Embed many forms 
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Interactive video tool 
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Tools to create interactive images and video 
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Storify: Free, widely used curation tool 
Embed what you create on website ... Eas...
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Curation tools and services 
Automatically collects and combines your social 
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Multimedia storytelling tools 
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Narrative + photos 
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Watch for new stuff: Useful for news? 
When a new tool or app appears, its journal...
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Digital tools for journalists (Sept. 2014 update)

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Digital tools for journalists (Sept. 2014 update)

  1. 1. Tools for today’s and tomorrow’s journalists Steve Outing Media futurist, Digital-news innovator | steveouting@gmail.com http://mediadisruptus.com (last updated, Sept. 18, 2014)
  2. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 This is not likely to be your life as a reporter … Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  3. 3. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 It will look more like this … Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  4. 4. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Local MoJo: Aimee Heckel, Daily Camera http://modernloislane.blogspot.com/ Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  5. 5. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 The facts of life: Journalism in 2014 and after In your journalism career, you will continually be learning and using new tools that do not exist yet Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  6. 6. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 IMPORTANT!!! … Social media data / big data Enter search terms to see a snapshot of related activity in the latest 500 tweets. TwXplorer will break down the most common terms, hashtags, and links for you to filter and drill down further. Website and free mobile apps … Finds social-media posts near a news event (Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Vine, and more) … Useful for identifying eyewitnesses, finding news-event photos, info Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  7. 7. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Social media data / big data: Newsroom tools Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  8. 8. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Social media data / big data: Newsroom tools Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  9. 9. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Let’s talk about hardware still Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  10. 10. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Glen Mulcahy’s recommended apps for MOJOs Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  11. 11. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Backpacks replacing TV news satellite trucks Backpack livestream TV units using 4G and 3G cell service or satellite uplink can replace far more costly TV-news satellite trucks LiveU uplink units self-contained in backpack … Cost: wide range, but $15,000 for purchase or $1,500/month to rent are typical prices Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  12. 12. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 ‘Wearable news gathering’ LA Times photojournalist uses GoPro for time-lapse at Oscars Red Carpet Mobile journalist Tim Pool livestreams using Google Glass Narrative lifeblogging clip camera: Takes photo every 30 seconds - $229 Autographer wearable camera … GPS and other sensors … Takes photos on its own, continually $399 Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  13. 13. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Smart glasses = future reporting tool Laforge Optical Acis smart glasses: Designed to look like normal eyeglasses … Displays notifications from your phone … Has a camera, microphone, and speaker. You control it with a touchpad on the side … Release: late 2014 … $399 Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  14. 14. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 News drones (UAVs): Poised for takeoff Drone with GoPro: Only for hobby use currently (though news organizations using them anyway) Photojournalist recently used a drone/UAV camera to explore remains of Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine RESOURCES: Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  15. 15. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Now, let’s talk software and services for journalists “ … ”! Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  16. 16. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Familiar content-creation software still relevant, but… Expensive Time-consuming to learn Difficult to learn In the past, mostly used by newsroom experts (Art, Photo, Video departments) Powerful tools! Allow easy publishing to web, mobile Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  17. 17. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 (BTW, open-source alternatives are free) $$$ Free Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  18. 18. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Trend: Software tools going from desktop to cloud … and they’re easier to learn and use Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  19. 19. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Free digital-tools tutorials from Poynter Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  20. 20. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Prezi: Not just for presentations ... Why not news? Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  21. 21. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Interactive images: Easy! Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  22. 22. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Interactive video: Embed many forms of content on top of parts of video Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  23. 23. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Interactive video tool Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  24. 24. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Tools to create interactive images and video Embed e-commerce/ direct-purchase links in photos Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  25. 25. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Storify: Free, widely used curation tool Embed what you create on website ... Easily combine original and curated content
  26. 26. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Curation tools and services Automatically collects and combines your social media posts into an embeddable content block Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  27. 27. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Multimedia storytelling tools Combines maps, timeline, links, photos, video, audio into embeddable multimedia presentation; new form of interactive story that can be watched (TV-like) or explored at user’s speed Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  28. 28. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Multimedia, timelines, infographics, data visualization Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  29. 29. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Narrative + photos For stories with narrative text and great photos … Can embed finished package on your website Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  30. 30. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Watch for new stuff: Useful for news? When a new tool or app appears, its journalistic applications might not be immediately apparent… E.g., Vine app: 6-second looping video. … How about coverage of a fashion show? … Or a looping animated map? What about new Instagram Hyperlapse app? Steve Outing (media futurist, digital-news innovator) • http://mediadisruptus.com • steveouting@gmail.com
  31. 31. http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 http://www.slideshare.net/steveouting1 Steve Outing Media futurist, Digital-news innovator | steveouting@gmail.com http://mediadisruptus.com

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