iPhone Journalism

By Mo Krochmal | Readings for getting the most out of your phone as a storytelling tool.

iPhone - a video studio in your pocket

BBC Blogs - Academy - Apple v Android for journalists: Time to think again?

Apple v Android for journalists: Time to think again?<p>Nick Garnettreports for BBC Radio 5 Live. Twitter: @nicholasgarnett<p>Comments<p>Let’s get one thing out of the way: there are lots of makers of smartphones and a few operating systems that run on them. The two main platforms are Android, which runs on …

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‘You always have your phone with you!’

<b>Nieuwe tijden</b> Geertje Algera is one of the first journalists in The Netherlands who works as a full time mobile journalist, also called MoJo. As a …

Breaking Mobile Video Rule #1: Shooting Vertical Video

Vertically-oriented video has shed its "amateur" stereotype and is quickly becoming a common format for a wide variety of new video uses. Why is that?

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In its 3rd year, #Mojocon finds mojo with 360 video and 5G in Galway

By Kevin Kline<p>Some of the world’s most talented journalists will be in Ireland early next month. Organised by RTÉ, the third Mojocon will take place …

By the Numbers: 36 Amazing Smartphone Statistics

Updated for December 2015. Here are some of the most interesting smartphone statistics I have been able to dig up.

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Is Android the future of mobile journalism?

<b>Credit: Image by Pixabay</b><p>With higher-quality apps and a larger developer base, iOS is undoubtedly the favourite operating system for mobile …

Tips: Mobile Journalism with Second Hand Smartphones

The story of Richard Prince and his $100,000 Instagram art

When does appropriation go too far?<p>Recently, the popular visual artist Richard Prince has been stirring up feelings of agitation and confusion with an art show composed entirely of blown-up photos taken from his Instagram feed. The photos, mostly of young women in seductive or vulnerable poses, …

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U.S. consumers now spend 5 hours per day on mobile devices

The time U.S. users are spending in mobile apps is continuing to grow; according to new data released this week by analytics firm Flurry, we’re up to 5 hours per day on our mobile devices. This follows on news from January that said the time spent in mobile apps had increased 69 percent …

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How journalists use Snapchat’s pencil, stickers and filters to tell better stories

<i>In this extract from my ebook</i> Snapchat for Journalists<i>, I look at the key tools in Snapchat Stories.</i><p>Using pencils<p>Aside from captions you can also …

13% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?

Today, 13% of U.S. adults do not use the internet. The latest Pew Research Center analysis shows internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of …

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Smartphone Ownership, Usage And Penetration By Country

Discover which countries lead the charge of smartphone ownership, usage and penetration. Our infographic takes a look at the top 10.

Smartphone Filmmaking Tips and Tricks

When it comes to learning the art of Smartphone filmmaking all the equipment, apps and social media choices can be misleading when it comes to …

I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs

2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach …

How To Shoot B-Roll

What is B-Roll? If your interview footage is your A-Roll, then most everything else is relegated to B-Roll duty. But B-Roll is what makes up the bulk …

Snapchat Releases First Hardware Product: Spectacles

IN AN UNMARKED BUILDING on a quiet side street just off the beach in Venice, California, 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stands in a small conference room. He’s draped a towel over a mysterious object sitting on a table. He is eager to the point of jitters.<p>“You wanna see it?” he asks, …

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McDonald's removes fitness tracker toy from Happy Meals

McDonald’s Corp. is removing the Step It Activity Band that was briefly included as a toy in Happy Meals after the company said it received “limited reports” of potential skin irritations that “may be associated from wearing the band.”<p>The company said it was “fully investigating this issue” and …

Swimmer may have won Olympic gold, but his grandmother won Twitter

LONDON — There is more than one superstar in the extended Peaty family.<p>On Sunday, British swimmer Adam Peaty took gold in the 100 metre breaststroke final. He finished in a time of 57.13 seconds, which was over a second-and-a-half quicker than South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh, who came in …

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Why Your Action Cam Shots Stink

Action cameras can do more than ever before, capturing crazy frame sizes at high frame rates. The possibilities are practically infinite, so why does …

The Best Action Cameras and Camcorders of 2017

Whether you want to shoot outdoor sports or underwater excursions, here's what you need to know when buying an action video camera, along with the …

Gear & Gadgets

Instagram and the Fantasy of Mastery

<i>“It’s not judgment, but it’s taste. You have to have a certain amount of taste to decide what to do.”</i> —Kevin Systrom, cofounder of Instagram<p><i>“I can’t</i> …

m(Dot) vs. Responsive vs. Adaptive: Which Mobile Design Is Best for Optimizers?

Every once in a while a big debate comes along in the conversion optimization industry. There was the carousel debate, the hamburger menu debate, the …

Web Design

Photo Editor App Comparison: Find Out Which iPhone Photo Apps Work Best

Which is the best photo editor app? Every photo editor app has its strengths and weaknesses. The more important question for someone deciding among …

iPhoneography

Evernote is no longer the best note-taking app for most iPhone users

I was an obsessive Evernote user for over five years.<p>Just about everything I needed was stored in Evernote. I had thousands of notes stored and …

4 Tips for Journalists to Master Snapchat Stories

Snapchat is no longer just a private messaging tool for kids. Snapchat is a news platform, and it’s a platform for more than just the 20 media …

Flipboard CEO says 'class not mass' advertising is the key to making money

Flipboard, the magazine-style curation app, is about to turn profitable "reasonably soon," the company's CEO Mike McCue revealed to Business Insider on Monday.<p>Speaking to Business Insider at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, McCue said it's all down to "class over mass" when it comes to its …

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U.S. Adults Are All About Their Smartphones and Online Video Streaming

Our smartphone addiction is only getting worse, according to new numbers released by media analytics company Nielsen.<p>In the first quarter of 2016, …

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