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#Podcast: Using Instagram to find and share media with meaning

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Image by Sean MacEntee on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

The use of Instagram continues to spread among journalists, as news outlets test out different ways to share images, and now microvideo, with their existing audience and to reach new communities.

In this week’s podcast, we look at different examples of how Instagram has been used to share and gather images. As well as some of the initial lessons learned, we discuss the benefits for individual photographers or journalists and the media outlet overall.

We hear from:

  • Peter Bale, vice-president and general manager, CNN International Digital
  • Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor, Time magazine
  • Kathy Ryan, photo editor, The New York Times Magazine
With additional reporting by Alastair Reid, news reporter, Journalism.co.uk.
You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk podcast feed on iTunes.
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#Tip: Bookmark these tutorials for photojournalists

November 22nd, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Photography, Top tips for journalists
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Here is a collection of articles providing tips, techniques and tutorials for photojournalists.

The 121 Clicks site has gathered advice on getting in to photojournalism, 10 tips from Ben Gurr from The Times, and more.

Hat tip: Kim Fox

 

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#Tip: Recommended Android photography apps

The Next Web has compiled a list of nine apps which Android-using journalists might like to take a look at to improve their work when capturing images, covering each stage of the photography process.

And if you are an iPhone user, not to worry, The Next Web has already covered photography apps for you too.

For anyone interested in capturing video on their phone, here is a Journalism.co.uk feature which looks at some of the apps and techniques recommended for creating moving image with a mobile.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.
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#Tip: New site offering tips ‘for visual journalists’

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Today’s tip comes via the 10,000 Words blog, which reports on and recommends new site Columbia Visuals (set up by Columbia Journalism School).

The site describes itself as a “resource for visual journalists”, and according to 10,000 Words offers pointers on “everything from copyright information and inspiration for great storytelling to practical tips on how to cover high-stress events like protests”.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.
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#Tip: App advice for capturing and editing mobile images

September 11th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Mobile, Photography, Top tips for journalists
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By Das-Fotoimaginarium on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

The website for photo agency Pocketstock has an ‘expert guide’ from photographer Richard Gray, which offers a useful list of apps for capturing and editing images on the go – a useful reference for journalists looking to make the most of their smartphone on the ground.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.
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#Tip: 50 tips on improving your photography

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By Potzuyoko on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Journalists are increasingly asked to bring more than just a story to the newsroom and a reporter who can hand in publication ready photos alongside their copy is a valuable asset to an editor. As much as there is to say about taking photos on mobile devices it can’t replace the real thing in terms of diversity and quality.

So whether you are looking to add to your skill set or just make use of that vintage camera that has been collecting dust since you got “really into” photography for six months at university, over at CNET they have put together 50 tips on how to take quality photos. Covering a range of issues such as lighting, shot framing, lenses, apertures, quick cheats and money-saving techniques, it is a comprehensive guide to read in full or dip into for specific tips.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.
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#Podcast – Drone journalism: A look at flying cameras

August 9th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Photography, Podcast

This podcast looks at drone technology and when journalists can – and cannot – use unmanned copters.

We hear about the legal position in the UK and the US, the current technological possibilities and limitations, and the types of stories best suited to these flying cameras. We also hear when they might start to be regularly used by news outlets.

Journalism.co.uk technology editor Sarah Marshall speaks to:

  • Professor Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Thomas Hannen, senior innovations producer at the BBC Global Video Unit

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

You might also be interested in this feature on drone journalism we published in June.

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#Tip: Instagram for newsrooms

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Instagram is more than just pretty pictures, says a post on Poynter, which outlines how news outlets can use the photo-sharing network for engagement and reporting.

In the post, which is at this link explains how various news outlets are using Instagram.

 

It is also worth adding that the Boston Globe has an Instagram wall, a screen which displays geolocated pictures as they are shared.

You might be interested to read this feature on how the wall gave an insight into how people were spending their time when off work in the days following Hurricane Sandy.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: Mobile phone photography

The Phototuts+ site has a list of 10 top tips for producing the best mobile photography, which may prove useful for journalists and photographers maybe on the move but with their phone to hand.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: How news outlets can use Instagram

On its Tumblr Instagram has produced a list of three ways news outlets can use Instagram to curate, crowdsource and “capture users’ attention”. The post also usefully links to real-life examples by news outlets which demonstrate the different suggestions made by Instagram.

See the full post.

Earlier this month Journalism.co.uk reported on how the Boston Globe is using an Instagram wall to feeds its journalism. The wall displays all Instagram pictures posted in the local area as part of a partnership between the Globe and the MIT Media Lab.

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