Mobile Journalism: Defining a New Storytelling Language


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Across the world, mobile journalists are telling riveting stories with little more than a smartphone in hand. This piece, originally published on IJNET is a part of a series that will examine how we define mobile journalism, how traditional newsrooms are adapting, citizen contributions, how mobile is improving journalism and disruption in mobile journalism. One mobile phone. That’s all you need to be a mobile journalist, or a mojo, as practitioners call themselves. If they have been attracting attention for several years, starting wasn’t particularly easy. As mobile phones’ cameras and audio recorders got better, the internet saw a gradual increase in the number of amateur videos uploaded to platforms like YouTube. But in some newsrooms, a few tech-savvy journalists saw the opportunity to use their mobiles as a reporting tool. “I was taken by the technology when at first, I realized it was possible to stream live videos with a mobile
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Apr. 12 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC and others. If we’re missing anything, or you’d like to pay to promote your training in the “featured training” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. 

FEATURED TRAININGS

DigitalEd: Great Mobile Tools for Reporting

In this one-hour online training with digital journalist and educator Mike Reilley, you’ll learn about easy-to-use tools that will help you enhance your storytelling across platforms and deepen audience engagement. Refine your tool set as you get up to speed on the latest multimedia and mobile tools to help you capture, work with, edit and distribute media in new ways. Plus, Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Apr. 12 Edition"

DigitalEd: Advanced Smartphone Videography


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Title: Advanced Smartphone Videography Instructor: Kylos Brannon, Assistant Professor, American University Lenses, tools and tips to shoot like a pro with your phone Most of us have an effective filmmaking tool on our person these days: the smartphone.  With some simple tools and tricks, you can extend the range of your mobile camera and overcome obstacles like lensing, camera shake and lighting. Learn how to take full control of your smartphone camera and film like a pro wherever you are. We’ll get a hands-on look at some affordable equipment options that will radically improve your videography like lenses, rigs, stabilizers and DSLR lens adaptors. Kylos will walk you through a range of options and show you how to combine them effectively and what settings and styles to use to get the best shots. Take full advantage of the amazing tool in your pocket and turn your phone into a production camera. What you’ll learn from this training:
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 19 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: How to Tell Visual Stories Through Video
We stand at an extraordinary juncture in the history of mankind, technology and communication. Even more important than the Gutenberg press, the advances in digital cameras and the Internet provide ordinary citizens with extraordinary power: To communicate instantly, globally and in the visual language, which supersedes the written and the spoken word. This course helps you frame and tell stories through video capture, giving you the techniques you need to make great video stories. But this training is about going beyond just capturing the story with video; it Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Jan. 19 Edition"

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 30 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events.

DECEMBER 2015

Covering the Refugee Crisis: Is the Media Getting it Right?
Dec. 2, 2015, 7pm UTC
Hörsaal 1, Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Währinger Straße 29, 1090, Vienna
The “refugee crisis” is forcing Europe to come face to face with its strength to uphold human rights and European values of protecting the vulnerable, and with its political will, Continue reading "Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 30 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Nov. 10 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: How to Get Foundation Funding
Have you ever considered getting foundation grants to help support your journalism and media projects? Didn’t know where to start? This training will give an overview of the major foundations and what they typically fund. There’s also a chance for one-on-one feedback from the instructor. Major media foundations are going through upheaval, with major reorganizations happening at Knight Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and others. There will be a discussion of these changes, and how they will affect your chances for grants. And now foundations are supporting Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Nov. 10 Edition"

Futures Lab Update #128: 360-Degree Drone Video, and Reporting via Yik Yak


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This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage.

PART 1: 360-degree drone video

Working as a fellow inside the BuzzFeed Open Lab, Ben Kreimer is finding new ways to capture 360-degree footage from aerial drones. We visit him in the lab and get a peek at his work.
Reporting by Berkeley Lovelace Jr. [To skip directly to this segment in YouTube, click here.] Additional information: The BuzzFeed Open Lab is recently launched research unit that aims to test out and share open-source solutions with the industry. It offers fellowships designed to bring in innovators from areas like the arts, technology or journalism to pursue interesting ideas in the context of media. Selection of the next set of fellows will happen in spring 2016. More information about the projects Kreimer has
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Nov. 3 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: 5 Tech Tools to Improve Your Reporting
We’ll introduce you to tech tools and platforms that will help you obtain and manipulate data. You’ll learn how to scrape social accounts, without knowing any code. And you’ll discover how to use features that are built into services you already use in more powerful ways. Plus, we’ll look at some popular (free!) project management software and applications to help you collaborate with colleagues and manage reporting projects.
Date and time: Nov. 9, 2015, 10am PT
Producer: DigitalEd at MediaShift
Place: online
Price: $39
 

NOVEMBER 2015

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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 27 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

DigitalEd: How to Create Digital Maps
This training will introduce participants to three free tools for digital map-making. Following a discussion on geographic data sourcing, organization, and visualization, this training will conclude with instructions on how participants can visualize a simple dataset using one of three tools. Participants will leave understanding the data and story underlying digital maps as well as an appreciation of how to design maps and how they can be used effectively.
Date and time: Oct. 28, 2015, 10am PT
Producer: DigitalEd at MediaShift
Place: online
Price: $39

OCTOBER 2015

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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 20 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

How to Start a Podcast
Podcasts are having more than a moment — they’re in the middle of a revolution. According to recent research, consumption of podcasts grew 25 percent from 2013 to 2014, and that number continues to grow. But there’s still plenty of opportunity to jump on board this emerging medium to increase your authority, develop new skills, reach your audience in a new way … and even develop a brand-new audience that might otherwise never have found you. In this session we’ll cover the basics of getting your podcast off the ground. Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 20 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 13 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

How to Start a Podcast
Podcasts are having more than a moment — they’re in the middle of a revolution. According to recent research, consumption of podcasts grew 25 percent from 2013 to 2014, and that number continues to grow. But there’s still plenty of opportunity to jump on board this emerging medium to increase your authority, develop new skills, reach your audience in a new way … and even develop a brand-new audience that might otherwise never have found you. In this session we’ll cover the basics of getting your podcast off the ground. Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 13 Edition"

Futures Lab Update #124: How to Tailor News for Each Social Media Platform


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This week we bring you tips for what works best when delivering news on each of the various social media platforms.
  The insights come from Sarah Frank, executive producer of NowThis, a news organization targeted toward young people that has seen its video views skyrocket ever since it stopped publishing to a desktop website and focused on distributing its content exclusively via mobile and social media. In our interview, Frank walks us through specific strategies for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest, YikYak, YouTube, Google+ and a few other emerging platforms. Reporting by Daniel Shapiro. For more information: Links to the various NowThis social feeds are assembled on the organization’s website. For more details about how NowThis operates, check out our previous report that includes an explanation of how young staff members help shape the operation. Sarah Frank spoke in September about targeting across platforms on a panel
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 6 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

Smartphone Filmmaking 101
Whether you’re shooting coverage for your high-concept documentary, making a low-budget music video for your band, or shooting pick-ups for your corporate online PSA, there are a multitude ways to use your phone as a legitimate route for production. This training will illustrate the use of the iPhone as a low-budget professional production camera. We’ll include short practical tips on shooting techniques. We’ll review and demonstrate some of the emerging technology, apps and software alongside of traditional tips and tricks that can be added to a smartphone in order to make it Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Oct. 6 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 29 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

How to Create a Video With Impact
You may have been thinking lately about broadening the reach of your company or organization’s message. This seminar will consider why a shareable short web video just might be the best vehicle for your message. It will also help you to focus your planning on what you want to say as well consider how the best short web videos are both engaging and visually rich. Along the way we’ll discuss changing needs for videos intended for an online audience as well as take a look at some compelling Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 29 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 24 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

How to Create a Video With Impact
You may have been thinking lately about broadening the reach of your company or organization’s message. This seminar will consider why a shareable short web video just might be the best vehicle for your message. It will also help you to focus your planning on what you want to say as well consider how the best short web videos are both engaging and visually rich. Along the way we’ll discuss changing needs for videos intended for an online audience as well as take a look at some compelling Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 24 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 17 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

Social Media Marketing Master Class: Part II
You’ve established yourself on social media, but you want to grow your audience. How do you get people talking about your content without seeming too self-promoting? Learn to harness the power of #hashtags, run a popular live Twitter chat, find out what’s trending today and how to jump in at the right moment with the right content. MediaShift’s Social Media Editor Julie Keck will show you powerful tools to take your social media from basic to brilliant. Avoid faux pas, establish yourself as an expert and stand out Continue reading "Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 17 Edition"

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 9 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

Social Media Marketing Master Class: Part I
MediaShift’s Social Media Editor Julie Keck will lead you through using some of the most powerful publishing tools any media professional can use. You can learn how to optimize your feeds, post the right amount each day and help promote your content or projects better. You can establish yourself as an authority using the right mix of social media platforms and skills. And most of all, it’s fun. Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed by social media — you can do it!
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Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Sept. 1 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Web Headlines & SEO Essentials (September 2015)
Headlines appear on the Web with photos, graphics or other type, but usually they stand alone. That means you’ve only got a few words—and a few seconds—to tell readers what the story (or blog posting, video or photo gallery) is about. In this course, we’ll focus on considerations unique to the Web. Chief among these, of course, is SEO – a set of technologies and techniques that can bring more eyes to your content and more visitors to your site.
Date and time: September 7-22, 2015
Place: online
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Upcoming Training and Courses: Aug. 25 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Podcasting: Create your own five-star podcast
According to reports from Edison Research, the number of consumers who listen to podcasts has jumped 163% from 2006 to 2012. And with shows like Serial, This American Life, 99% Invisible, and Radiolab, millions of listeners are informed and educated every week. If you are looking to connect with influencers, customers, and the world, podcasts are the way to go. In this course, you will create your own podcast. You’ll define and refine your show’s concept and audience, record the first episode of your podcast, and publish it to the world.
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Upcoming Training and Courses: Aug. 18 Edition


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Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org.

FEATURED TRAINING

Self-Publishing 101: The Basics for Publishing Your Book
Are you thinking about self-publishing for the first time? Self-publishing is becoming a first option for authors instead of just a backup. Join us for a 1-hour training for self-publishing newbies where we walk you through the ins and outs of publishing a book. We’ll walk you through the process of self-publishing a book and teach you how to avoid the pitfalls that first-time authors make.
Date and time: August 19, 2015, 1 pm ET
Place: online
Price: $29 (25% off!)
Podcasting: Create your own five-star podcast
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