Daily Press unveils new cellphone apps
Can we drone without a phone? No. Here are some apps to make your drone journalism safer and better
RJI's director of aerial journalism says there is no magic bullet app that does everything. And technology isn't the sole answer to being a better drone journalist. But we're safer when we remember that we're pilots first and photographers second.
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Pioneer News Group launches tablet and app initiative
Pioneer News Group has teamed up with Microsoft and Posh Technologies to streamline the delivery of news and provide its readers with the power to publish stories.
The Seattle-based company's latest initiative features two components: the distribution of Microsoft digital tablets to its subscribers, and the launch of a digital app through the "uReporter" platform developed by Posh Technologies at several of its newspapers. Each tablet comes preloaded with the app built for receiving and sending the latest local news, though users also have the option of using their own devices to access the app as well.
According to Eric Johnston, chief operating officer of Pioneer News Group, the tablets are available as part of a subscription package. As of press time, the company had only recently begun selling devices at The Skagit Valley Herald in Mount Vernon, Wash. Eventually, the program is expected to be rolled out to all of the company's markets.
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Mobile news app Discors
Mobile app Discors is a news aggregator that licenses content from premium, often subscription-based, news organizations. The app pairs news stories with analysis, commentary and insights.MORE
How The Dallas Morning News made a Millennial-minded news app
For years, newspapers have worried that future generations have less and less use for their product. The Dallas Morning News felt this acutely, and it's been launching jaunty spinoff sites like Guide Live and SportsDay to appeal to young people. But the Morning News wanted to be part of their news diet, too, even as millennials increasingly get their news by way of Facebook.
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Stay connected with the new AP News app
There’s a new offering from The Associated Press available in the App Store: AP News.MORE
Making audio interactive with Anchor app
Anchor is an iOS app that allows users to interact and engage through audio recordings. These audio conversations can be shared on social media or exported to include in other broadcasts. Reporting by Sarah Sabatke.MORE
Visual storytelling apps from Adobe Spark
This week we look at Spark, a bundle of visual storytelling apps from Adobe that can enable journalists to create webpages, social graphics and animated videos. Reporting by Whitney Matewe.MORE
Kik bots and DeeMe visual messaging
This week we find out how automated bots within the app Kik might connect teenagers with news, and we check out a new messaging app that focuses heavily on visuals and design.MORE
Spatial photography with Fyuse and live mobile video via Rhinobird
This week we try out a photo app that captures three-dimensional space, and we show you another option for live-streaming mobile video.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
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SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More