Browsing the "Mobile" Tag

How To Live-Tweet A Dangerous Police Standoff

May 8th, 2015 | by EJC

Armed with an iPhone, content creation apps, and social media, a reporter is able to provide a vivid picture of a SWAT standoff to a huge audience within seconds, but those modern tools need to be tempered with old-school journalistic judgment and restraint


A Basic Guide To Using Microphones With Mobiles

April 1st, 2015 | by EJC

Remember that sound is half the story. Paying close attention to the quality of the sound you're recording is an easy way to improve the overall quality of your video, and increase the impact of the story you have to tell


Can Data Visualization Make It Easier To Crowdsource Corruption Monitoring?

December 19th, 2014 | by EJC

While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society


‘Disruptive’ Mobile Plays Well With ‘Older’ Radio

December 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Many of us in developed countries find it annoying when somebody calls and hangs up before you can answer. But in developing countries, “missed calls” are becoming an extremely cost-effective cue for transmitting and obtaining information—without incurring fees for voice calls or text messages


Audience Engagement: Important For Better Crowdsourcing?

October 17th, 2013 | by EJC

The general public, armed with a smartphone or pocket-size camera, plays an increasing role in evolving stories. Gemma van der Kamp investigates the role of User Generated Content in the newsgathering process and examines the best practices for utilising it


Crowdsourcing Networks

August 30th, 2012 | by EJC

A list of useful mapping and crowdsourcing tools and networks that centre on emergency situation and humanitarian response.



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