This infographic lays out how smartphones are overtaking many point-and-shoot cameras in popularity: for example, the iPhone has surpassed the Canon Powershot (a camera I have) in upload popularity on Flickr. It also examines the tension between “citizen journalism” and traditional photojournalism. While that’s a very new issue, I think it is well worth considering. It’s my hope that citizen journalists with smartphones can become a driving support to photojournalism, and that the proliferation of media from ordinary people will help keep the world at large more informed and aware.
A guide on how to shoot and edit video for the web when out in the field or covering breaking news using an iPhone, iPad or iPod. Click to view original article
The most useful tool for you as a journalist is often the smartphone in your handbag or pocket. Your phone (or iPod or iPad) may come in handy when you unexpectedly find yourself at the scene of a breaking new story. You may even decide that your phone is up to a particular job and saves you buying and carrying extra kit.
Journalism.co.uk now records podcasts on an iPhone 4, for example, as it provides better quality than some other audio recorders.
But there is an app that goes further and allows you to edit using two tracks, mix sound, add fades and post directly to YouTube.
This very powerful little app is 1stVideo by VeriCorder.
The New York Times has seen the benefits of having tons of video content on its web page, so it has decided to equip some reporters with the iPhone 4. We’ve seen just how well theiPhone 4 can handle video – some film students have even used the Apple smartphone to record a TV series – and it’s easy to load, transfer or send video content to just about anywhere from the device. It only makes sense that the NYT is equipping its reporters with a multi-purpose device that’s also a very capable video recording machine.