Category Archives: New Technology

Google Glass: The Next Greatest Thing Ever for Journalism?

The Google Glass is still a rough product, but it has the potential to be a game-changing tool for journalism. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to send a tweet. Continue reading

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Training: Intro to mobile journalism tools

Last week, I taught a mobile journalism workshop as part of APME’s Newstrain seminar at the Newseum here in Washington, D.C. While I’m not a mobile journalist per se, I am a journalist that loves my smartphone. The class was … Continue reading

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Link roundup: Demographics, Quora, Instagram and news from old media

File under “Good to Know” In not-at-all-shocking news, a Pew study shows the Internet Gains on Television as Public’s Main News Source . Since 2007, the number of 18 to 29 year olds citing the internet as their main source has nearly … Continue reading

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10 ways journalists can use Storify

When Storify came on the scene, it inspired a lot of oohs, ahhs and speculation as to how it would work for journalists. Here are some ideas. Continue reading

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How to build, manage and customize a Crowdmap

So you’ve got a great idea for a user-contributed map you need to launch RIGHT NOW. Ushahidi’s Crowdmap makes it pretty easy, and hopefully this post makes it even easier. All examples shown are from TBD’s Crowdmap for D.C.’s election. … Continue reading

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Quickly create a collaborative map with Crowdmap

Every election since I started my professional career has led the news organization I was working for at the time to say, “We really should have a map of election problems.” Then we’d build some UGC map held together by … Continue reading

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Wave’s down, but Google certainly isn’t out

Google Wave may have been killed off, but Google may be readying for a large social media project that could have a lot more impact on everyday web users. Continue reading

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4 potential uses for Google Wave in news

Google Wave has a lot of features that make it an ideal candidate for fixing problems a lot of newsrooms face thanks to limitations in current technology. Continue reading

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Google Wave has potential for journalism – but that’s all it is right now

Google Wave is an amazing new tool with lot of features that could solve several problems journalists face right now. But it isn’t quite there just yet. Continue reading

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