Tag Archives: mobile

Should we allow court proceedings to be tweeted?

30 Mar

Twitter free courtrooms may be locked in the past. Photo: Most Uncool.

The Lord Chief Justice is backing the use of twitter in court in the hope that it will spark a revival in court reporting.

“My fervent hope is that the advance of new technology will make it easier for the media to be ‘present’ in court, and that the present trend for fewer and fewer reporters in every court will come to an end,” Lord Judge said in a speech on the judiciary and the media.

Continue reading

Weather updates are the top search on mobiles

26 Mar

Weather updates beat news in mobile searches. Photo: Svedek.

Weather updates and local business searches are the most popular reason for people tapping into their mobile according to research.

The Project for Excellence in Journalism  found that local news coverage followed next, trailed by sports and traffic information.

Continue reading

Mobile journalism conference

20 Mar

An upcoming international conference will explore how emerging digital and social technologies will impact journalism, media communications and publishing.

For two days, professors, journalists, bloggers, and entrepreneurs will debate how social technologies can be used to improve the journalism we produce. Speakers include press critic Jay Rosen, and Riyaad Minty, head of social media at Al Jazeera.  

Held by Media140 Frontiers, the event in Barcelona takes place 13 – 14 April. Tickets cost €120 and are still available.

Click here for conference details.

Top five mobiles with HD video

20 Mar

The iPhone 4 makes it inot the Top Five. Photo: k-ideas.

Massive advances made in mobile phone video technology have meant that many of the videos put up on newspaper websites come from citizen journalists. With the release of mobiles with HD video, this is happening more and more often. Should you find yourself at the scene of a news breaking event, here are the phones you want to have.

Top Five phones with HD video:

1. Samsung Galaxy S (I9000)
A decent camera which supports 720p video recording. Built-in 16GB memory (2GB reserved for apps). No camera flash and one-day battery life.

2. Apple iPhone 4
A big player in the smartphone wars. Much better battery life compared to the old iPhone.

Continue reading

iPad is saving longform journalism

16 Mar

The iPad is set reignite longform journalism. Photo: Wilbertbaan.

The development of journalism online has seen a reshaping of how content is delivered. Some feared that long, indepth articles would be killed off, but Mark Armstrong, founder of Twitter’s @longreads, believes that tablet computers, such as the iPad, have changed the playing field.

Talking at a panel on the future of journalism, it has been reported by Community Impact Newspaper that Armstrong said:

“The content that was created over 15 years ago on the Web was created specifically for workplace engagement—five minutes or less while at work or on a quick break.”

Continue reading

China offers new mobile technology for London 2012

13 Mar

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has offered to install a mobile network on the London Underground

A Chinese telecom firm has offered to pay £50 million in order to install a mobile network on the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

While many see this as a natural progression in technology (underground mobile networks have already been installed in cities like Hong Kong and Paris), there are some who feel it an unnecessary luxury that will do nothing other than to provide people with the ability to gab about the intimate details of their personal lives while in a confined public space.

Whether or not you support the introduction of an underground mobile network, one thing is for sure – the ability to use our mobile phones while on the underground is sure to change the face of mobile technology in this country permanently.

Continue reading

Nearly half of subscribers access FT online via mobile

9 Mar

The Financial Times sees the future in the mobile. Photo: agenciaacn.

Nearly half of subscribers to the Financial Times website are accessing content using their mobile phone.

Robert Grimshaw, the managing director of the FT online, has said that 45 per cent of digital subscribers and registered users access FT news via mobile platforms.

In an interview with Beet.tv Grimshaw said: “I think it demonstrates actually how quickly the audience is picking up mobile devices and shifting away from the desktop and into the many new digital channels that are emerging.”

Advertisers are also shifting towards the mobile. Grimshaw said that about a third of advertisers in the digital space are now asking for mobile elements when they give advertising briefs.

Continue reading

Newsrooms close as journalists go mobile

3 Mar

Some journalists will now always be out in the field. Photo: Thee Erin.

The Times Union in New York is closing two offices and sending journalists to work out in the field full time in a bid to save money and embrace a trend towards mobile journalism.  

Rex Smith, editor of the Times Union, is reported on its website  saying: “As our reporters work literally beyond the newsroom walls that might separate them from their stories, we think our reporting will be stronger.”

The Troy and Saratoga Springs bureau will close at the beginning of June. Reporters will be given HD flip video cameras and wireless netbooks so copy can be filed whilst out and about.

Continue reading

More time spent following the news thanks to mobiles

2 Feb

The Daily Telegraph App. Photo: Scorpions and Centaurs.

The internet and mobile technologies are at the centre of how people access news. Research has shown that 33 per cent of people who own a mobile in America use it to find out about what’s happening in the world. News has become easily portable.

Princeton Survey Research International, who conducted the survey in January this year, has also found that Americans are reading the news for longer thanks to digital platforms.

Continue reading