Journalists are always trying to give their audiences an interactive experience. Ideally, a developer would spend weeks working with a team of producers to come up with a unique web application. A great example of one such “web extra” is this guided tour of a solitary confinement prison cell featured in Mother Jones. Journalists can create a [...]
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Whether there’s a shooting, a fire, or a funky flash mob– journalists need to get to the scene fast and find witnesses even faster. With the Banjo App, journalists can quickly see who “checked in” nearby. Banjo takes information from social networking sites and organizes it based on location. One of Banjo’s best features is [...]
The Evernote App is the journalist’s new virtual notebook. It’s versatile and this blog can only begin to explain some of its features. Evernote recognizes handwriting and makes it searchable. Journalists can take a picture of a document or business card, and it’s text becomes searchable. Because it’s saved in a cloud and to a [...]
Journalists are surrounded by Wi-Fi hotspots… until they get close to deadline. Perhaps Starbucks is packed, or Panera Bread is enforcing it’s 30-minute limit. Bottom line: You need Wi-Fi now. The free JiWire Wi-Fi Finder App uses your GPS location to show you the nearest public and paid hotspots on a map. You can also search [...]
Companies selling these cases say they can double the battery life. While that may only be true be under perfect circumstances, the plain truth is that these cases are extremely worthwhile.
When your assignment editor sends you to the scene of breaking news, you’ll want to turn to your iPhone into a mobile police scanner and stay on top of the latest details.
These scanners are career savers for multimedia journalists trying to cover the scene alone. You can also tune in and listen to the scanner in the background, so you can keep both hands on the wheel while you’re en route. That’s exactly what Hayden Mitman did on his way to breaking news. He’s managing editor of the Star Newspapers in Philadelphia, and we reached out to him to share a police scanner app success story.
By using VeriCorder’s 1st Video App, you can ditch most of your gear, and cut down on those trips to the chiropractor.
It’s a suitable option for radio reporters (scroll down to see how one reporter uses it in the field). But if you’re editing video, there are some things you have to consider.
In the field, journalists need to update their audiences in real time. The best way to update everyone on multiple social networking sites at the same time is through Instagram.
This free app for iPhone (it’s coming “soon” for Android) lets users take a picture, add a filter to make it look artsy, and then upload it to several social networks and Email.
Remember taking that AP Stylebook exam in college? Desperately thumbing through the 400+ page book in record time despite the fact your fingers were bleeding from multiple paper cuts? Frantically looking up abbreviations, accepted word forms, and tried to figure out if “Kitty Litter” is brand name (it is, and the guide encourages reporters to use the phrase “cat box litter” instead)?
Now, our beloved stylebook is digitized, searchable, and available for download…