Tag Archives: Smart phones

Smart phone now a necessary tool for journalists

By NICHOLAS MOORE Something tells me it is only a matter of a couple years before cell phones that aren’t smart phones will be obsolete — I honestly think this is almost true within journalism today. My girlfriend just found … Continue reading

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Remember the Milk helps get things done

By EMMA REYES Journalists juggle with a lot of tasks and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with them, from making calls and writing e-mails to different sources, getting to the next location to make an interview and making deadlines. … Continue reading

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Application helps journalists get through writer’s block

By NICKY DIAZ Lately, I’ve made way too many purchases on iTunes – mainly because I have found several apps that have made my life as a journalist a whole lot easier. Most recently I found Writing Prompts by Writing.Com. … Continue reading

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App allows journalists to upload edited videos to social media

By NICKY DIAZ Through some research, I found yet another app this week that could prove to be useful for journalists. While I was covering Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to UM last week, I took a few pictures … Continue reading

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Hindenburg recorder simplifies reporting process for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ Lately I’ve been looking for a good app with which to record interviews. Although the standard recording app on my iPhone usually does the trick, I felt like I could use something more. And I was right. … Continue reading

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App offers useful tips, solutions for journalists

By NICKY DIAZ This week, I was assigned a story at the last minute for our school newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. In the middle of midterms, work and classes, I conducted interviews and transcribed them. But when I sat down … Continue reading

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Pulse News app allows users to keep up with news

By ROBERT PURSELL An application developed for the iPhone and Android smartphones titled “Pulse News” is allowing journalists and concerned citizens to stay on top of the news no matter where they are. The app describes itself as compiling news … Continue reading

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The Digital Age: Bow and arrow struck heart of newspapers

              By SAIRA SUMBAL I have strong memories of my father always reading the newspaper. I recall him coming back home from work in his suit and tie, sitting on the couch, and so … Continue reading

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Instapaper: Where print meets mobile device

By NICHOLAS MOORE Instapaper, a well-established app for iPhone, Kindle, Android and iPad users, is perfect for journalists constantly traveling. For a one-time price of $2.99, users of this app can download articles from on the web to their devices … Continue reading

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ArcGIS — the tool to map out your story

By EMMA REYES Every journalist wants to write the best story he or she could possibly write and finding new ways of gathering information to enrich news stories got easier with ArcGIS. ArcGIS is a Web-based system that offers large … Continue reading

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Reporters group launches free mobile app for journalists

By ANDRES CORREA One of the most important aspects of being a journalist, if not the most, is gathering the correct information. However, going to courthouses and squeezing out the latest news from public officials can also be the most … Continue reading

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New app allows for safer communication

By RACHEL JANOSEC A popular new app on Apple products has been introduced and it allows for safer and easier communication. This new app is winning over many electronically savvy people and goes by the name of HeyTell, Voxer, or … Continue reading

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Become a multimedia journalist with five iPhone apps

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS For most people the iPhone is a luxury, but for journalists – it’s a necessity. Not only does it have a high-definition camera and video camera, it has applications that turn a dull reporter into a multi-platform … Continue reading

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Institute offers handy mobile reporting tools guide

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ While browsing Journalism.org for resources, I clicked on “Tools for Online Journalists” and was transferred from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism to the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute. These sites are treasure … Continue reading

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