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Best articles and reports on the mobile apps landscape for journalists and reporters
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Introducing Fuego for mobile, With an Extra for iPhone Users

Introducing Fuego for mobile, With an Extra for iPhone Users | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Fuego practically cries out for mobile, because what it gives you — a quick dose of what people are buzzing about — is exactly what you’re looking for when you’ve got a few quick minutes to spare, phone in hand. But until now, the layout of Fuegowas designed with laptops, desktops, and tablets in mind. Now, if you go to niemanlab.org/fuego/ on a phone, it should automatically redirect to /fuegomobile/ and an optimized view for smaller screens. (If you want to switch back to desktop view, there’s a link in the footer of the mobile version.

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The Washington Post Launches on Android

The Washington Post Launches on Android | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

The Washington Post introduced its new smartphone App for Android users, available for free in Android Market. The app "combines the best in politics, international, finance, arts & culture and local news with the core functionality of the device to create an intuitive, mobile news experience for users. The app also offers visual storytelling, featuring award-winning Post photography in photo galleries and photo essays."

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The Best 5 Amazing News Apps for the iPad

The Best 5 Amazing News Apps for the iPad | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Key advancements in news consumption have been the iPad and, more importantly, the news-related apps that were designed specifically for this device. Some of the best news apps let you pull in data from your social networks, as well as pieces of news from other key outlets. Let’s take a look at some of the best iPad apps for viewing news.

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Social Magazine Apps: An Updated Comparison Chart

Social Magazine Apps: An Updated Comparison Chart | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

A social magazine app is defined by providing the ability to connect and import content shared from your social networks. After that initial connection, there are three different approaches. Some focus on creating a rich visual experience from the content they import, others provide logic to filter the top news based on what’s shared by your social graph, yet others focus on learning your interests to serve up the most relevant news. Some will try to do a combination of two of these, with varying filters and functionality, but just like the project triangle they can only choose two.

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Best Mobile Apps for Freelancers

If you are a freelance writer or journalist who uses a multiple platforms, make sure that you look out for apps that support easy data transfer and compatibility with multiple devices. The following are some of the best apps for freelancers.

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Location-Based Citizen Journalism App Meporter Lands on Android

Location-Based Citizen Journalism App Meporter Lands on Android | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Meporter is a location-based newsdesk that lets anyone and everyone become a news reporter/ journalist and share personalized news bits with the world almost instantly. Witnessing an event worth sharing? Just fire up Meporter on your Android, feed in the details, grab a snap or two, capture a quick video clip, specify the location and inform the world.

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How Journalists Are Using the iPad to Enhance Their Reporting

Many journalists know what it’s like to have a source freeze when you pull out a microphone or start recording them on camera. What were once colorful anecdotes can quickly turn into stilted monologues. Now that the quality of mobile and tablet devices is so advanced, however, reporters are finding new ways to use them - and lower the barriers between themselves and their sources.

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Samsung's ChatON Is Latest in Crowded Mobile Messaging Field

Samsung's ChatON Is Latest in Crowded Mobile Messaging Field | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

The big deal here is that Samsung's ChatON, and each of these other competing services, are all free -- leading many analysts and journalists to predict that paid text messaging through cellphone carriers is on its way out. A possible reaction to this might have been AT&T's decision to kill its other text messaging plans in favor of only a $20 per month unlimited texting option.

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Send Photos to Twitpic via MMS on Your Mobile Phone Using Snappr

Send Photos to Twitpic via MMS on Your Mobile Phone Using Snappr | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

What if you want to send the picture but your phone is not supported by the internet? It is possible that you have not paid the internet bill. You might not have access to a smartphone. Or you are not in your country and have no access for roaming? There can be a lot many reasons for the same. What will you do in such situations? Don’t worry! You can still share the images by using Snappr. In Snappr, you can post images to Twitter.

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Platform for Citizen Photojournalism Offers Map of Local Content

Platform for Citizen Photojournalism Offers Map of Local Content | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

From the New York Times’ The Local to CNN’s Open Stories, recent years have seen citizen journalism become more and more integrated with professional news reporting. Now, new mobile photojournalism platform Tackable enables reporters and editors to create photo assignments for readers to complete using their smartphones, with the aim of helping them write better articles, faster

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10 iOS Apps for Mobile Journalism

10 iOS Apps for Mobile Journalism | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

This year is seeing its fair share of major news events worldwide, historical moments in which you can play a part, using your Apple product to capture your own historical record of what's going on, sharing these for all to see. With that in mind I've curated this short list of ten essential iOS apps for mobile journalism (many have Android equivalents).

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Find the Best Personalized News App for Your iPhone and iPad

Find the Best Personalized News App for Your iPhone and iPad | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

When Flipboard hit the App Store last year, the personalized news app for the iPad turned out to be a revelation. There were already plenty of Twitter clients, Facebook apps, and RSS readers available for download—there were even apps that combined those streams of information into one. But none did it quite so elegantly, creating the sensation of effortlessly flipping through the magazine. Overnight, Flipboard reinvented the category.

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13 Android Apps for Mobile Journalists

13 Android Apps for Mobile Journalists | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

In a week it was revealed that Android has almost half of the total smartphone market sewn up, here’s a look at a handful of Android apps that can help journalists harness the power of their pocket rocket to get a story from the streets onto the Web.

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Tweet Speaker is a Twitter Client that Reads Your Tweets to You

Tweet Speaker is a Twitter Client that Reads Your Tweets to You | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Tweet Speaker [$2.99, App Store] allows you tap a play button and have your tweets read out to you automatically. Seems like a simple concept, and it is, but it’s easily one that could have been crushed by poor execution. Thankfully, the team at App Cubby have delivered another polished product that makes me happy to use it.

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Five Tips from a Radio Journalist Who Reports Solely from an iPhone and iPad

Five Tips from a Radio Journalist Who Reports Solely from an iPhone and iPad | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

For the past 18 months Neal Augenstein, a reporter with Washington DC’s all news radio station WTOP, has carried out all his field reporting from his iPhone and iPad.

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VC Audio Pro, a Must-Have for Radio Journalists

VC Audio Pro, a Must-Have for Radio Journalists | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

What is it and how is it of use to journalists? VC Audio Pro is a powerful app that enables you to record, edit in multitrack and share audio. It is made by VeriCorder, the creator of a really useful video editing app, and is a must-have app for any broadcast journalist or podcaster with an iPhone.

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Google Plus Mobile Hangouts: It Pretty Much Works!

Google Plus Mobile Hangouts: It Pretty Much Works! | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

ReadWriteWeb's Friday afternoon news team confirms that the Google Plus app for iPhone has been updated to incorporate this week's new mobile features. The messaging service formerly known as Huddle has been renamed Messenger, and iPhone users now have the ability to join video Hangouts in progress.

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Pros and Cons of Using iPad 2 as a Mobile Journalism Tool

Pros and Cons of Using iPad 2 as a Mobile Journalism Tool | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, I tested Apple’s tablet PC as a media production gadget. Today, I’m enumerating the pros and cons of using the iPad 2 as a mobile journalism tool based on that test.

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News.me, the iPad Twitter Aggregator, Relaunches as a Free App

News.me, the iPad Twitter Aggregator, Relaunches as a Free App | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

News.me is going free. The personalization-driven, filter-focused iPad app, initially prototyped at The New York Times and incubated within the Betaworks company Bit.ly, is announcing today that its iPad app — previously $0.99 a week or $34.99 a year — will be free to all.

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LiveMango Launches India’s first Press Release App Exclusively for PR Industry

LiveMango Launches India’s first Press Release App Exclusively for PR Industry | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

LiveMango.com, a one stop portal for press release distribution, launches the first android app exclusively for reading press releases and company information in India.

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8 iOS Apps that Make It Easier to Go Paperless

8 iOS Apps that Make It Easier to Go Paperless | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

With the advent of things like smartphones, tablets, and the iPad, new applications designed for those devices are making it easier and more practical to go paperless.

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Mobile Live Video Tools and Techniques

Joe Ruiz, Associate Producer, SeattleTimes.com talks to the fellows about some inexpensive tools to shoot video and techniques to capture video.

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The 9 Best Free iPhone Photo Apps

The 9 Best Free iPhone Photo Apps | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

If you're like me and you find yourself taking more and more photos with your iPhone, then you know that the camera itself is fairly no-frills. Luckily, there are a lot of great, useful, fun and--oh yeah--free apps in the iTunes store to enhance your photo-taking, -editing, and -publishing options. Our rundown of Android photography apps is coming soon, but for now, take a look at our favorite photo freebies for the iPhone.

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YouTube Android App Update: Playlist Creation, New Upload UI, Information Editing

YouTube Android App Update: Playlist Creation, New Upload UI, Information Editing | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

There’s a brand new YouTube app for Android users, with the updated version fixing a number of minor issues and bugs. In addition to letting users edit description and other video information, it also allows for the uploading of longer videos, even over the 3G networks.

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How to Shoot and Edit Video on an iPhone

How to Shoot and Edit Video on an iPhone | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it

Inspired by the team of journalists from the Guardian who, when reporting from the field during Glastonbury, shot video on iPods despite many of them having little or no video training, here is a guide to shooting video on an iPhone.

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