Thanks for listening to my presentation on August 3, 2014 at Michigan State University. I had a great time. You all had some great questions. Below are some highlights from my talk as well as links to the apps I mentioned, as well as some of my favorites. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out MLive and my most recent work. — Fritz
5 things to remember when doing journalism with your smartphone
- Make sure the apps you use sync and back up automatically: You don’t want to lose any work you’ve done.
- Don’t use filters for news photos: Try to make the picture the way you saw it. Artistic expression is good and all, but not when it comes to news photos.
- Before publishing, take time to edit and make sure it’s accurate: We are journalists. People rely on us just not to be fast, but accurate.
- Turn on airplane mode when recording: You don’t want your editor, or mom, calling and disrupting an interview you are recording.
- Make sure you are charged and have free space: Don’t want to delete apps while you are reporting.
My favorite apps I use for journalism
- Drafts by Agile Tortoise
- Dropvox by Irradiated Software
- Capture by Sky Balloon
- Horizion by Evil Window Dog P.C.
- Fly by Fly Labs Inc. — this is the video app I was thinking about during the presentation but forgot the name.
- Tweetbot by Tapbots
Here are some videos posted by students from the presentation: