Category Archives: Technology

Up to speed

My final technology column for the Journalist was published just before Christmas and I decided to take the opportunity to reflect a little on how technology has changed our jobs. I also tried to gee up some of the tech-wary journalists by explaining how technology opens the door to so many potential stories. Continue reading

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FiLMiC Pro – review

A screenshot of FiLMiC Pro

With more and more journalists using iPhone to record video for broadcasting online or on television, I thought it was a good time to look at the an app that is said to be the industry leader. FiLMiC pro is recommended by the Journalism.co.uk website and mobile journalism trainer Glen Mulcahy, among others. The app itself includes some useful pointers about how to use it but you can find some good tips on the developer’s homepage.

You can read my story here: FiLMiC Pro – review: the Journalist May / June

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The Journalist, March / April 2014

Livescribe 3 Pen Notebook App

One of the technology trends that media experts predicted for 2014 is a shift away from mainstream social networks towards private apps like Snapchat and Whatsapp, which are also known as chat apps. My column focused on the challenge for journalists who are going to have to find new ways of connecting with these audiences either for newsgathering or sharing news with them. You can read the column here. Continue reading

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Journalist technology column: Google Authorship and Infographics app

I have to thank a give-away of National Geographic Traveller at Stansted Airport for giving me the idea for my main piece in my latest technology column for The Journalist.

An article on “the end of the guide book” alerted me to Google Authorship – I was astonished that I hadn’t heard about what is potentially a really important development for journalists. Continue reading

A rare byline in print

http://www.nuj.org.uk/innerPagenuj.html?docid=871Last month my first technology column was published in the Journalist magazine – you can download it here (December 2012 / January 2013).

I subsequently worked out that it was only my third byline in print this year, showing the extent I have shifted over to online platforms. Perhaps this is why it felt a bit odd not having to link to my research as I would normally do as an online journalist.

I am now looking ahead to the next column and have the nagging thought that the difficulty of linking in print is a real disadvantage with a tech column. As a result, I have decided to start linking to some of the websites I found useful while researching my column via this blog. Continue reading

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