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Best articles and reports on the mobile apps landscape for journalists and reporters
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Sri Lanka's and South Asia's First Citizen Journalism iPhone App

Sri Lanka's and South Asia's First Citizen Journalism iPhone App | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
"This innovative app enables those, particularly in the diaspora, to more easily access updated content published on the site" said Sanjana Hattotuwa, founding Editor of Groundviews. “Based on our experience in developing this app, we welcome inquiries to help develop similar iOS apps for other citizen journalism and mainstream media initiatives."
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The New York Times to Launch Paywall on March, 28th

The New York Times to Launch Paywall on March, 28th | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
New charging system will allow 20 free articles per month and include exemptions for links from social media, blogs and search engines (Another pay wall goes up, this time at the New York Times, & it subscribes to apple's approach to paying for i-pad apps)
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It's Time for Journalists to Promote a Better 'Twitter Style'

It's Time for Journalists to Promote a Better 'Twitter Style' | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Once again, Twitter demonstrated its value as a breaking news tool during last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. No other online tool I've encountered allows a reader to monitor, in real time, news coming from established news agencies as well as from individual eyewitnesses and other viewers around the world. But as effective as Twitter can be in bringing live news to readers around the world, the Japan disasters again illustrated where Twitter continues to fall short of its immense potential.
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CNN to Launch Seamless 'TV Everywhere' Service for Mobile, TV and Computers

At a South by Southwest media preview Monday, the general manager of CNN Digital demonstrated an upcoming “TV everywhere” service that will enable users to seamlessly switch between their mobile devices, computers and Google TV to watch live CNN video.
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How to Leverage Location-Based Content for Local Journalism

How to Leverage Location-Based Content for Local Journalism | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Location is the fastest growing aspect of communication. Providing location-specific content holds out huge opportunities – and challenges – for journalists and publishers.
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Recommended Mobile Applications for Journalists

Recommended Mobile Applications for Journalists | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
For this post, I’ve pulled from the best suggestions on the popular Quora topic on mobile apps for journalists and I have also added some of my own. I’ve also added Android alternatives to iPhone-only apps. I’ll be updating the Resources section with more mobile apps and welcome your suggestions in the comments.
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Seven Ways Journalists Can Use Foursquare

Seven Ways Journalists Can Use Foursquare | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
While journalists have been quick to tap Twitter and Facebook for sources and leads, the rapid rise of Foursquare makes it another great reporting resource.
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Can Mobile Apps Save News Journalism?

Can Mobile Apps Save News Journalism? | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
The web is already a winner-takes-all environment with Facebook its portal, and Google its yellow pages. Journalism failed to take its chance in the information revolution. But now with the move to social and mobile, phones and e-readers, is there a second chance?
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How to Remove Location Information from Mobile Photos

How to Remove Location Information from Mobile Photos | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why one would not want to include location information on content or images, but at the top of the list is the need for security and privacy. For journalists, citizen reporters, and activists to be secure in insecure regions - especially when reporting in repressive media environments - careful planning and strategic considerations are required.
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Social Journalism - Helping World's Poor? There's an App for That

Social Journalism - Helping World's Poor? There's an App for That | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
“We should be very, very excited about the fact that the majority of the people we care about that we’re trying to reach now have a mobile phone — we can think fundamentally differently about how we reach them,” said Priya Jaisinghani, a senior adviser to the United States Agency for International Development.
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Takeaways for Journalists from iPad 2 Announcement

Takeaways for Journalists from iPad 2 Announcement | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Apple’s Steve Jobs just left the stage after a surprise appearance to announce the new iPad 2. Check Engadget’s liveblog if you want to relive the whole event, but I noticed a few takeaways from it that I think will have an impact on the news business.
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You Say You Want a Revolution?

You Say You Want a Revolution? | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
A pair of initiatives at differing ends of the technology spectrum are seeking to support social upheaval of the sort seen recently in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. What both have in common is the use of cell phones and other mobile devices in the hands of ordinary citizens turned citizen-journalists. Where they differ is how information should be disseminated.
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Handy Android Apps for Journalists and Bloggers

Handy Android Apps for Journalists and Bloggers | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
You don’t need a smart phone to be a good journalist. But it can be a useful tool, just like a notebook and pen. You can rely on it in a pinch if you don’t have the gear in your man purse satchel with you. And a few apps might radically change the way you find, organize and share information.
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iPad 2 and iMovie Enable "Citizen Journalism" for Breaking News

iPad 2 and iMovie Enable "Citizen Journalism" for Breaking News | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Everyday devices like an iPhone and an iPad become indispensable tools when it comes to quickly capturing a particular scene, and uploading the results on to the Internet so everyone can see it. Furthermore, semi-professional videos edited in software like iMovie can be used by major news organizations without looking like “yet another amateur Youtube video”
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Dissecting iPad Journalism and Tablet Media

Dissecting iPad Journalism and Tablet Media | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Steve Myers, managing editor of Poynter Online was one of them and back in March 2010 he penned an article titled “Will iPad Journalism be ‘Good Enough’ or Better?”

“If we journalists can make it through the next week without just giving up, Apple will bestow upon us a product that will redefine how we tell stories,” Myers wrote. “We will paint anew on the bright, beautiful screen of the iPad, using it to tell stories in ways unimagined and impossible.”
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International Mobile Journalism with Guy Degen

International freelancer and multi-media reporter extraordinaire, Guy Degen, has been a correspondent for Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera and the United Nations. Guy has been using an iphone to cover news assignments since 2008 or so. In the 2009 interview below, Guy provides details about his techniques as a field reporter using mobile devices.
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Best Tools to Broadcast Yourself from Your Mobile Phone

Best Tools to Broadcast Yourself from Your Mobile Phone | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
If you are looking for the best tools and services to stream live video from your own mobile cellular telephone, you have landed in the right place. This guide lists for you all of the available mobile live video streaming services available out there, while providing you with key information and comparative data about their key features and strengths.
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CNN iReport Taps Gowalla for Its User-Generated News Community

CNN iReport Taps Gowalla for Its User-Generated News Community | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Gowalla has just become a citizen-supported, news community for CNN. Starting today, CNN iReport will turn Gowalla users into citizen news crawlers using its brand new iReport Highlight feature.
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Mobile Video Sharing Done Right: Socialcam

Mobile Video Sharing Done Right: Socialcam | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Socialcam is hardly the first mobile app to record and share videos. Remember 12 Seconds? Didn't make it. But not because it was the wrong idea. As Socialcam shows, video sharing from a mobile device can work extremely well. The secret is the execution.
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What Apps Should Every Journalist Have on Their iPhone?

What Apps Should Every Journalist Have on Their iPhone? | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced selection of iPhone apps for mobile journalists extracted from the social Q&A service Quora that freelancers and reporters can use to make their lives easier and break the news as-they-happen.
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How Journalists Can Make Sense of Foursquare

How Journalists Can Make Sense of Foursquare | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
I am seeing some of the huge potential Forsquare offers both fans of social media and journalists. And I see a lot of potential for it in terms of journalism education, as it offers a new way to tell stories and add to the record.
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Facebook and Its Growing Role in Social Journalism

Facebook and Its Growing Role in Social Journalism | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
When it comes to journalists using social media, Twitter has been the go-to platform for real-time reporting and reaching out to sources, largely because it’s a public platform and most of its content is accessible. But with Facebook continuing to scale and in some ways becoming more public, it offers journalists an arsenal of content types beyond 140 characters and an alternative destination to connect with new sources of information.
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Five Great iPad Apps New Bloggers and Journalists Should Download Right Now

Five Great iPad Apps New Bloggers and Journalists Should Download Right Now | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
With the book and journalism industries in limbo, more and more writers are turning to the self-publishing world of blogs as an outlet for their creative talents. Since the release of the iPad this year, blog hosts have released apps that make writers’ jobs that much easier.
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Here's What UStream's Big iPhone App Update Will Include

Here's What UStream's Big iPhone App Update Will Include | Mobile Journalism Apps | Scoop.it
Live video viewing and broadcasting service UStream appears set to unveil a dramatic update to its iPhone app, the first update the app has seen in many months. UStream, a deep-pocketed gamble on the future, really needs a better iPhone app. This new version looks a lot better; these changes are long overdue. This app looks like something I want to use to view and create live mobile video.
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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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