RJI Futures Lab update #37

Apps and tips for mobile reporting


In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute brings together a few of its best segments related to mobile reporting to present ideas for producing news via smartphone.

PART 1: Apps for mobile reporting

Amid an ever-increasing number of options, RJI identifies five of the most useful smartphone apps for mobile reporters. Hear also from journalists and app creators about how these apps are being used in the field.

PART 2: Ideas for micro video

The rise of short video apps like Vine, Instagram and Tout raises the question of how journalists might best use these platforms for information and storytelling. RJI spoke with video experts to get ideas for what could be done in a mere six or 15 seconds of video.

PART 3: Examples for using Vine

The news operation at KSDK-TV/Channel 5 in St. Louis was an early adopter of the video-sharing app Vine. See how the news team has used the platform to present information and also connect with its audience.

Watch the RJI Futures Lab video update here.

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