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Journalism Next: Chapter 5: Mobile Cindy Royal, Ph.D Assistant Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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1 Journalism Next: Chapter 5: Mobile Cindy Royal, Ph.D Assistant Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication tech.cindyroyal.net twitter.com/cindyroyal facebook.com/cindyroyal

2 Mobile Journalism The cellphone is the worlds most ubiquitous computer - Markoff 2012 – half of Americans own smartphones Most offer text, Web browser, color screens, camera Electronic Swiss-army knife, all-in-one media tool – view, capture, publish, broadcast Backpack journalism or mojo less referenced these days. Its just journalism.

3 Mobile Journalism Keep it simple First-hand observations produce better story People expect up-to-the-minute reporting Gear-up, but don't overload yourself Use microblogging (Twitter), live blogging (Cover It Live), mobile/live video (Ustream) Mobile crowdsourcing

4 Mobile Future GPS – global positioning system Place-based news and information Shared experiences Mobile, unobtrusive, non-threatening Consider users in developing mobile experiences Resources are relatively inexpensive or free


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