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The basics of writing for mobile

BBC Academy offers a useful introductory guide to writing for mobile. It includes these tips: Make every word count. Remember SEO, especially in the headline. Make sure the lead gets to the point of the story. Tell the story in … Continue reading

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Dear, Microsoft: This is a joke, right?

It’s sometimes hard to tell when Microsoft is joking. On April Fool’s Day 2012, the company published a tongue-in-cheek post saying that it would return to its “monochromatic roots” with an updated interface for SkyDrive, its online storage service. SkyDrive, … Continue reading

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Two experiments in using a tablet as a laptop

Laptops and tablets have started to merge, though there are still significant differences. Laptops offer more memory, hard drive, processing power and screen than tablets, and only a Windows tablet runs full-fledged PC software. If you use an iPad or … Continue reading

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Notes from Journalism Interactive 2013

This year’s Journalism Interactive conference offered an interesting mix of professionals and professors who spoke about everything from mobile trends to data analysis to trends in news presentation. (I made a presentation about using an iPad to give voice feedback … Continue reading

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Making your site work with mobile

A collection of articles and plug-ins for making a WordPress site compatible with smartphones and tablets. Onswipe A plug-in for making your site look good on tablets. WPTouch A popular plug-in that creates a smartphone-compatible layout for your site. ————————————————————– … Continue reading

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Resources on mobile web development

Mobile Web Best Practices A limited but useful site that provides what its name suggests. Categories include visual design, user experience, strategy and development. ————————————————————————————— 20 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design From OneExtraPixel. —————————————————————————————

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Advice on building news apps

NPR’s best practices on creating news apps A 20-minute video from an internal NPR seminar, via Data Driven Journalism. ——————————————————  

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How to deliver audio content to mobile audiences

A good article from Mobile Media Toolkit that explores how news organizations are delivering audio content, and what you should consider when assessing your options.

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Software for digital storytelling

StoryMaking Software Includes lists of tools for audio editing, video editing, image editing, animation and other areas of digital storytelling.  

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Storytelling apps for tablets and phones

Apps for Digital Storytelling A collection of apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. ——————————————————— Storytelling apps for the iPod Touch A collection from Thebarton Senior College in Torrensville, South Australia. ———————————————————- iPad and iPhone Apps for Storytelling A … Continue reading

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