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Essential reading for journalists working with mobile, social and multimedia platforms
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10 Crucial Tips for Better Mobile Phone Camera Photography

10 Crucial Tips for Better Mobile Phone Camera Photography | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As time goes by, mobile phone cameras are getting better and better. Gone are the days when your phone was only capable of taking a blurry snap at a tiny
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3 Key Google Analytics for a Successful Blog in 2013 | Social Media Today

When I set business goals, I always try and make them data-based. I believe I have pretty good instincts, but I trust data. Numbers give me direct feedback on the effectiveness of my tactics.
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Predictions for Journalism 2013 » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

A collaborative effort to figure out the future of journalism. A project of Harvard University.

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This is not the usual off-the-cuff list of glib, bite-size predictions. Rather it's a list of links to a very wide range of in-depth personal analyses of what the year may bring.

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Quick! Pick Up These Helpful iPhone Apps Still On Sale - 10,000 Words

Quick! Pick Up These Helpful iPhone Apps Still On Sale - 10,000 Words | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Social Live Video Streaming with Kondoot

Social Live Video Streaming with Kondoot | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

 

 


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edyssee's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:23 PM

"Broadcast yourself" in Echtzeit und "social" ... Ich filme mich selbst, wie ich andere beim Filmen beobachte?

 

Tagmotion's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:54 PM

Could this be a fillip for musicians......broadcast performances live to the web via social media? With an option of charging fans to watch?

Tagmotion's comment, January 26, 2013 11:56 PM
Could this could be a new way for some musicians/performers to make money....especially those with a fan base on social media, willing to pay to watch in realtime?
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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

 While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

What About Me?

"What About Me?" is a personalization tool that produces colorful infographics that display your social media habits automatically from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The tool is provided by Intel. Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.

 

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. It enables you to express your professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization, and will help optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get a kickass Visual Resume.

 

Piktochart

With Piktochart, you get to create an innovative Infographic using a combination of different types of visualizations: themes, icons, vectors, images and chart exporter. Drag-and-drop and click your way through color schemes, shapes and fonts, then export the materials as static or html to easily embed it for use at your site.

 

easel.ly

Easel.ly is a fun tool to create your Infographics with drag and drop features and a simple interface. You can easily create and share visual ideas online, supported by ‘vhemes’ or visual themes that help you get started from the preset Infograpic style. Drag and drop a ‘vheme’ onto your canvas to turn your idea into a full infographic.

 

Visual.ly (http://goo.gl/issJu)

Visually helps you customize infographics in seconds, and no, you don’t have to be an analyst or designer to make infographics with Visually Create. Visual.ly allows you to also discover infographics and favorites from other users.

 

Infogr.am (http://goo.gl/UaK3G)

Infogr.am is a simple yet most exciting way to create static and interactive infographics. Import raw data to Infogr.am, and the site’s online tool will help you turn that data into a nice looking chart or full-blown infographic in minutes.

 

Many Eyes (http://goo.gl/9SKr5)

Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group with a simple belief: ‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science’. Many Eyes provides a range of visualizations from the ordinary to the experimental, where each can be put together with a click.

 

Venngage (http://goo.gl/GhLG7)

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, and at the same time, engage viewers and track results. Venngage allows you to create beautiful infographics for blogs and websites and you can also watch the numbers of your audience grow with compelling and beautiful content.

 

iCharts (http://goo.gl/PXFFx)

With iCharts, you can create great-looking charts in minutes with interactive and easy-to-share data. iCharts makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute big and small data.

 

Dipity (http://goo.gl/V4QLU)

Dipity is a free digital timeline website, if you are looking for a different type of Infographics. The mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.

 

Timeline JS (http://goo.gl/gCqpr)

TimelineJS is a beautifully crafted timeline that is easy and intuitive to use. You can pull in media from different sources with built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

 

StatSilk (http://goo.gl/Hk2DE)

StatSilk offers web-based and desktop software to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable, to cater to diverse mapping and visualisation needs.

 

InFoto Free (http://goo.gl/6uM6r)

InFoto Free is an app for your Android to create an infographic of your photo-taking habits, using a Photo stats analyzer. With InFoto Free you can create awesome looking high-res infographics from your photo collection. It tells you things like what time of the day you prefer to take photos in, whether you prefer horizontal or vertical orientations as well as your favorite city to shoot in.

 

Photo Stats (http://goo.gl/b8mB1)

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that analyses the photos you take on your iPhone. The app generates cool and stylish infographics that shows how, when and where you take your photos from. You get to easily visualize your photo-taking habits and share it with friends.

 

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ChartsBin (http://goo.gl/kSZ2k) – An online tool to create your own interactive map instantly with no installation or coding needed, and you can embed the map in your own website or blog easily too.

 

Tableau Public (http://goo.gl/EkmM0) – A free application for your Windows computer that brings data to life. You can create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy.

 

Creately (http://goo.gl/D3gx8) – Want to create beautiful diagrams in no time? Creately may be a good choice to use as it can be used across all sectors by individuals, corporate teams, developers, software architects, students and teachers alike for diagramming purposes.

 

Gliffy (http://goo.gl/x3O6n) – Gliffy helps to easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. You can easily drag-and-drop your way through the makings of an infographic using the many shapes from an extensive library.

 

SIMILE Widgets (http://goo.gl/TvzqR) – SIMILE is a free and open-source data visualization Web widget.

 

Tagxedo (http://goo.gl/2l0Uf) – Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, news articles, slogans, themes, even your love letters – into a visually stunning word cloud. Every word is individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

Wordle (http://goo.gl/XS56D) – Wordle is a simple web app for generating “word clouds” from the text you provide. While the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, you can also tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:47 PM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:39 AM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, May 13, 2015 8:04 PM

Info graphs are very cool.

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How to Take Advantage of IFTTT For Reporting - 10,000 Words

How to Take Advantage of IFTTT For Reporting - 10,000 Words | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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'Snow Fall' Isn't the Future of Journalism - The Atlantic

'Snow Fall' Isn't the Future of Journalism - The Atlantic | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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'Snow Fall' Isn't the Future of Journalism
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The New York Times' miraculous mega-multi-media feature "Snow Fall" is a triumph of reporting, design, and creativity.
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Instagram severely limits its usefulness to journalists - 10,000 Words

Instagram severely limits its usefulness to journalists - 10,000 Words | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

In short: Instagram’s usefulness and abilities as a tool for journalists and publishers is no longer, but there are still other platforms that are available for photo posting and news gathering. Speaking of unlikely, many users are now returning to Flickr to post and share photos, many with handy Creative Commons licenses that help with citizen journalism and breaking news. If you haven’t already, download the company’s app — just don’t start looking for the filters.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 20, 2012 2:25 PM

Back to Flickr? Bad Instagram...bad.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: Save this list of research databases

#Tip of the day for journalists: Save this list of research databases | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
US site for journalists Poynter has compiled a list of research sites you can use when working on an in-depth story.
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10 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2013

10 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2013 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It is that time of year again where we look forward and try to predict the future of social media for B2B companies. This is not a shot-in-the-dark exercise, but one based on observing how B2B companies have adopted social media over the past year.
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Twitter is testing downloadable archives, report says - Washington Post

Twitter is testing downloadable archives, report says - Washington Post | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukTwitter is testing downloadable archives, report saysWashington PostThe tests follow up on an announcement that Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo made at the Online News Association that he would push the company's engineers to...
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Washington Post signs up with NewsCred in push for dollars, exposure

Washington Post signs up with NewsCred in push for dollars, exposure | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
NewsCred, which offers publishers and brands a growing library of elite news content, announced this week that the Washington Post is the latest to join its syndication service.
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A survey of master's programs in digital journalism in U.S.

The master programs in digital or multimedia journalism – those with the word “digital” or “multimedia” in the program’s name – are usually designed for working professionals and have a curriculum focus on digital skill training. But down the road, we ought to remove the word “digital/multimedia” from a program’s name.
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How brand journalism/content marketing will offer great employment opportunities in 2013

How brand journalism/content marketing will offer great employment opportunities in 2013 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"There remains widespread resistance in newsrooms to a more active audience."
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Andy Bull's curator insight, January 1, 2013 12:55 PM

Great insight into the employment opportunities content marketing - or brand journalism - will offer trained journalsits in 2013

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2012 Was the ‘Deadliest Year’ For Journalists

2012 Was the ‘Deadliest Year’ For Journalists | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor | "Record assaults on journalists in 2012 and official moves to censor the Internet show how much authoritarian regimes fear the truth." (RT @TheRealNews365: 2012 Was the ‘Deadliest Year’ For Journalists
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In Praise of Checkie: the Minimal Foursquare iOS Client That Could ...

In Praise of Checkie: the Minimal Foursquare iOS Client That Could ... | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
If you use Foursquare on an iOS device, I highly recommend trying out the Checkie iOS app. It's an incredibly minimal and efficient interface for checking into Foursquare. Though I'm a big fan of the numerous innovations that ...

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Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.
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Augmented reality predictions for 2013 - QR Code Press

Augmented reality predictions for 2013 - QR Code Press | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Augmented reality predictions for 2013
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Among the primary reasons that mobile commerce experts feel that augmented reality will be virtually everywhere next year is because AR glasses should become available by then.

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Firefighters, Fact-Checking and American Journalism - FactCheck.org

Firefighters, Fact-Checking and American Journalism FactCheck.org Now, nine years later, FactCheck.org has an excellent staff, and so many other journalists are fact-checking politicians that one media critic calls it “the ever-growing factchecking...
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Mobile journalism on the rise & educators/students should take note

Mobile journalism on the rise & educators/students should take note | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Mobile news consumption has been growing by leaps and bounds and journalism education should incorporate mobile news gathering and production.
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How to Use PinAlerts

How to Use PinAlerts | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
How effective is your Pinterest account? Do you know if your images are being shared? If not, there is a new tool to help you stay abreast of your competitors. Can you believe Pinterest is now the third most popular social network (and to think.....

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 18, 2012 12:09 AM

Time to use Pintrest for business now!

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Tips for journalists on preparing for data and information releases

Tips for journalists on preparing for data and information releases | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Guardian Datablog and BBC News on how they made sense of the information when the 2,000-page Leveson report was published, and WalesOnline and the Brighton Argus on dealing with census data
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87% of U.S. magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app, survey says

87% of U.S. magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app, survey says | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A large annual survey of magazine and newspaper publishers finds that 90 percent have some sort of mobile presence — whether it’s on a tablet, smartphone or e-reader.
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The NRA Has Gone Silent on Social Media - Slate Magazine (blog)

The NRA Has Gone Silent on Social Media - Slate Magazine (blog) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukThe NRA Has Gone Silent on Social MediaSlate Magazine (blog)14, the day an armed citizen killed 26 unarmed women and children at a Connecticut elementary school, the NRA's Twitter account went silent.
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