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Best articles and reports on the mobile apps landscape for journalists and reporters
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Broadcast Live Audio from Your iPhone with Spreaker

Broadcast Live Audio from Your iPhone with Spreaker | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Spreaker allows you to broadcast high quality audio over the Internet with nothing more than the microphone on your iPhone. Spreaker offers both streaming and pre-recorded capabilities. With live streaming, the audience can interact with you and each other as the broadcast is taking place. They can post questions and get answers in real-time.

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Free Video and Audio Editor for the iPhone: Voddio

Free Video and Audio Editor for the iPhone: Voddio | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Voddio is an iPhone consumer video editor that includes the ability to edit, trim and enhance audio and video clips and also to directly send large video files over the Internet to get your news out quickly.

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Geo-Tagged Real Time Live News: GO

Geo-Tagged Real Time Live News: GO | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Instead of getting a story processed through journalistic filters that could hold certain biases, readers get the story as it develops from regular people actually present where the news is taking place. GO also promises access to both video and image content as well. Everything is Geo-tagged and searchable based on location and subject. 

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Which Apps Should Every Android-Using Journalist Own?

Which Apps Should Every Android-Using Journalist Own? | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

A discussion on Quora about which apps are a must-have for journalists using Android-based smartphones. 

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Local Journalism: CitySourced Helps You Report Issues around Your Neighborhood

Local Journalism: CitySourced Helps You Report Issues around Your Neighborhood | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

When you see something in your neighborhood that shouldn’t be there, you’re not always sure of who you should contact. Contacting the police for graffiti isn’t the best use of their time, so the company Freedom Speaks has created an app called CitySourced to collect local problems and issues. There’s a web version, and it’s also available for the Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows platforms.

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Citizenside Sells Your Newsworthy Photos and Videos

Citizenside Sells Your Newsworthy Photos and Videos | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

These days most of us have wireless devices with decent cameras and constant internet connections. This is bringing about a rise in citizen journalism that news media broker Citizenside wants to encourage by acting as a sales agent between traditional news outlets and amateur photographers and videographers.

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Photo Editing on the Fly for Journalists: Photoshop Express

Photo Editing on the Fly for Journalists: Photoshop Express | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Photoshop Express on your Android, iPhone or iPad will allow you to edit photos on the fly. As a journalist you may find you need to crop an image, sharpen it up or correct the exposure before posting to a blog or news site.

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Blogging From the iPad with Jux

Blogging From the iPad with Jux | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Jux is a content production platform for those who to update a blog that looks great on the iPad from the iPad.

 

I have just signed up and put up a test post from my iPad and I was impressed. It's fairly intuitive and fast. I needed to log on from my computer to do some fine edits to the site's look and feel, and I have still not figured everything out, but my first impressions are good.

 

Not sure how and why I would use it, but I will keep testing it.  It links to social networks as expected.


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Apps for The Mobile Journalist: iPad/iPhone Apps

Apps for The Mobile Journalist: iPad/iPhone Apps | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Mobile journalism is not what it once was. No longer do journalists have to buy heavy laptops and expensive equipment. Thanks to the quality of Apple’s mobile hardware and the quality of apps, your iPhone and/or iPad may be enough for many journalists.

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Top 25 Essential iPhone and iPad Blogging Apps Used by Real Bloggers

Top 25 Essential iPhone and iPad Blogging Apps Used by Real Bloggers | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Blog on the go with these iPhone and iPad apps. You can write blog posts from anywhere -- whether you are in Bali or Boston or Berlin, or even 30,000 feet in the air on a Wi-Fi ready plane, keep your loyal blog readers engaged from your mobile device. These are the blogging apps most listed and reviewed on Appolicious by those in the know, real bloggers.

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Blottr Launches Its Citizen Journalism Platform in France, More Countries to Follow

Blottr Launches Its Citizen Journalism Platform in France, More Countries to Follow | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Blottr is the “people-powered news service” that has thus far allowed UK citizen journalists to capture, collaborate and report on news where they live. And now, it seems, it’s going international.

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Live Journalists: Breaking Now iPhone App

Live Journalists: Breaking Now iPhone App | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Live Journalists is the fastest news source for breaking world news, because it comes straight from actual journalists and major news outlets, the second they say it. View ongoing coverage of huge stories, expert insights and opinions, and way more. Over 200 active journalists and breaking news outlets are included in Live Journalists.

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20 Toolkits for Journalists

Here is a list of twenty toolkits for journalists. The links are ranked in no particular order, so be sure to give equal weight and attention to each website.

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Best Apps to Edit and Optimize Your Android Movies

Best Apps to Edit and Optimize Your Android Movies | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Are you a journalist who needs to shoot and edit video on-the-go? On the iPhone, you have iMovie to easily make simple edits to your videos. On an Android phone, however, editing videos can be a bit difficult as there are limited options available natively or with third-party software. There’s no need to despair, however. It can actually be done. Let’s check out how you can edit and optimize videos for online publishing.

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iPhone and iPad app to Shoot and Edit Video

iPhone and iPad app to Shoot and Edit Video | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Shell out for this app and you will have a video editing suite in your pocket. 1st Video allows you to record or import video and edit in multitrack and upload the video to YouTube or transfer it to another device on the same wireless network.

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Find Contacts Nearby: Sonar iPhone App

Find Contacts Nearby: Sonar iPhone App | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Sonar allows you to see which of your contacts are nearby. It could be a particularly handy way for journalists attending press conferences, events and meet-ups to find out if there are key people in the vicinity.

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Follow Twitter Trends in Your Area with Trendsmap

Follow Twitter Trends in Your Area with Trendsmap | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Reporters can follow trends based on a subject or location. The map option allows you to see what people are talking about in a particular area in real-time, making it a handy tool for local reporters.

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Does Yahoo Livestand Stand Up to Flipboard?

Does Yahoo Livestand Stand Up to Flipboard? | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Flipboard takes a different approach to content than Livestand. Flipboard connects to your social accounts and pulls news from those accounts. Its fundamental approach is that social is the best way to discover content. Yahoo doesn’t take that approach. Instead, it pulls from a variety of partners, both traditional and non-traditional, and composes your content consumption experience based primarily on your reading habits.

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How to Broadcast a Live Video Feed from Your Phone or Tablet

How to Broadcast a Live Video Feed from Your Phone or Tablet | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Want to set up a live video feed from your smartphone or tablet? Here's how to use the Ustream video-streaming service to broadcast a feed straight from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

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Yahoo Livestand iPad Magazine App Debuts

Yahoo Livestand iPad Magazine App Debuts | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Yahoo has begun to distribute an iPad magazine that illuminates the Internet company's ambitions and the chronic hiccups that have thrown its fate into doubt.

 

The free magazine, called Livestand, has intriguing potential because its software can be customized to pull a deep pool of content from Yahoo's website and other participating publishers to cater to each user's interests.

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Search Twitter and Facebook Photos with Teleportd

Search Twitter and Facebook Photos with Teleportd | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

What is it and how is it of use to journalists? Teleportd was released earlier this month as an app as the “closest thing to teleportation”, transporting you anywhere in the world by allowing you to see photos taken on mobile devices shared on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and PicPlz.

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Dragon Adds Recorder App for Time-Shifted Desktop Dictation

Dragon Adds Recorder App for Time-Shifted Desktop Dictation | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Dragon Recorder is a free and straightforward voice recording app designed to pair with the company's transcription software; on the Mac, that means the $150 MacSpeech Scribe application. You can use Recorder to record your voice (only yours; Scribe and its Windows sister product are speaker-dependent) on the go, and then easily transfer the recordings via sync or Wi-Fi browser sharing for later transcription.

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Two Free Handy Android Notepad Apps

Two Free Handy Android Notepad Apps | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

One thing that’s oddly missing from Android by default is a Notes application. Be honest: How many times have you sent yourself an email (or at least saved a quick Gmail draft) just because you had nowhere to jot down a quick note? Well, I hope to remedy that today, with either of these two free and simple Android notepad apps.

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CBS EyeMobile

CBS EyeMobile | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

-Browse latest reports and watch video coverage of breaking news and events captured by citizen journalists around the World.

- Be the first in your area to tell the story. Submit images as you capture the news and build your coverage with stories illustrating the impact of unfolding events.

- Track discussion of your reports as they appear in the Recent Reports list and discuss reports from other citizen journalists.

- At CBSEyeMobile.com update your reports with late breaking details, track other journalists and watch CBS EyeMobile coverage of past events.

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Mobile Journalism - The Journalist's Toolbox

This is a collection of mobile resources from Mike Reilley and the Poynter Institute's Regina McCombs, Dave Stanton and Damon Kiesow, as well as many others. A list of mobile reporting tools appears at the end of this page. Most apps are tailored to the iPhone but have versions available for many other smart phones, too.

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