Mobile-First News Gathering and Publishing (N431-13)
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As your newsroom looks to be smarter and faster, you need to find ways to gather and deliver news where your audience lives — on mobile devices. So what does a mobile first newsroom look like? When the big stories break, do you have a plan to use text alerts, Twitter accounts and hashtags, Instagram and other strategies to get the news out? We’ll talk about what tools you can use, and why. What do you need to create? How can you most effectively use the apps and sites you have in place?
There are a bewildering number of apps for newsgathering, and a lot of roadblocks to getting stories online from the field. We’ll show you some of the best tools, as well as some of the most efficient ways to gather, edit and share stories on mobile devices.
How would a mobile first newsroom respond to news? We’ll talk about staff responsibilities, the editing process and publishing priorities. Mobile first means understanding social media as well. What’s your plan?
Since much of implementation will involve teaching others how to effectively use the apps and equipment, we’ll take time to show you ways to share what you’ve learned.
Most importantly, you’ll deepen your understanding of the journalistic power of mobile — and of how the public is consuming information on all kinds of hand-held devices, from simple phones to tablets.
- How to plan for covering breaking news via mobile devices
- How to create and implement mobile products around big news events
- Best practices in mobile news gathering — both apps and processes
- How to make the most of your mobile efforts in the middle of fast-changing technology
- The latest information on the mobile audience
- Ways to develop mobile first thinking in your newsroom
You can see the evolving seminar schedule here.
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