In the media savvy world we live in people expect the delivery of news to develop as our technology develops. People want the news to be easily accessible.
Depending on a persons data usage a person can now upload multiple video files at once. 3G is still fast , with around 10 MB per second to upload. But in comparison to 4G this is not as a quick, it is about ten times slower.
Audioboo is a audio sharing App which is a free app to download like SoundCloud. Audioboo allows you to post audio clips to Twitter, Facebook and more. I think these apps are designed for preference, as the app market is so big competition is also. So it’s great for journalists as they can try all these useful apps that may enhance their career.
A new app called Tagg.ly has been created to properly accredit and verify digital news footage. The app was made by Vice Media's Tim Pool, who reported from 2013's Istanbul protests using Google Glass.
The application ‘Tagg.ly’, available for iOS, automatically stamps the author's name onto an image or video, alongside the date, time and location they were taken and a company logo. So before you upload the photo to social networking sites the photograph will have all the appropriate details and allow people to know the photo is yours. A very simple idea that will prove to be useful for journalists.
The Evernote app provides journalists with a virtual notebook. It allows journalists to take handwritten notes, typed notes, save photos, set reminders, and create lists. Everything saved to Evernote is searchable, even handwriting. Some journalists also use it as an address book by taking pictures of business cards. The text is searchable, so it’s easy for journalists to quickly look up someone’s business card within the app.
Because the data is saved in a cloud journalists can access the same notes on their smartphone, computer or tablet in a matter of moments. You can even access information without internet connection.
The future of reporting may rely heavily on technology and how people are consuming technology. I believe citizen journalism will continue to expand, with the access to smartphones becoming increasingly easy, people will continue to share their pictures, videos and information about stories around the world. But whether or not video journalists will continue to use iPhones to capture footage may be questionable. The benefits of uploading the content quickly and it being of a good quality puts the idea of iPhone reporting in a good position. Whichever way journalism is moving, media outlets need to be innovative. The use of new technology will continue to be embraced by both readers and journalists.