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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 aimed at those who are new to most mobile news gathering, reporting and publishing apps and practices – with and without smartphones.

We got into:

As part of the training, I gave out a handout of entry-level mobile tools for gathering media, reporting news, publishing and being productive on the go. I gathered these from my own experiences and those of other online savvy journos I know. Check it out (also after the jump) – and tell me what, if anything, you’d add. 



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  1. Anonymous

    Mandy –

    AudioNote for the Mac iPhone & iPad is worth checking out. It lets you type notes that are timestamped to match up with an audio interview. Clicking on the word in the text takes you to that point in the audio. It is really handy, though seems to be a bit of a memory hog on the Mac.



    • That sounds very helpful…if you have an iPhone. Is it similar to Evernote, or better in your opinion? I haven’t tried syncing on Evernote, anyone know if it’s even possible?

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