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helpingmedia's insight:

This site contains some extremely useful training resources and tips for journalists.


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(PLEASE NOTE: While the Guardian Project is hosting this BETA release, this app and service was developed and supported by a number of organizations. You can learn mo…

helpingmedia's insight:

Yet to experiment with this but the video looks great.


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Present.me - the video presentation platform. Share all your presentation content in one place. Slides, slides and audio, slides and video or just video. No software to install, all you need is your slides, a webcam and YOU!

helpingmedia's insight:

Could this be used by journalists to create short news bulletins?  Has anyone any experience of doing so?  Please share. 


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Video beyond the box. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video.

helpingmedia's insight:

From the site: “Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.”


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Scoopshot gives you authentic and unique photos and video directly from your audience. Engage your audience directly on their mobile phones!

helpingmedia's insight:

From the site: “Scoopshot is a crowdsourcing service for news photos and videos. We give you unique content and direct access to mobile photographers around the world.”


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Your Social Magazine. Available for iPad, iPhone & Android.

helpingmedia's insight:

I’ve been playing with the new Flipboard Magazine tool and started building a personalised magazine about the Media’s Future, dragging in random articles that catch my eye and which I want to store and share. Now I am trying to figure out how useful and disruptive this new version of Flipboard (2.0) could be. Please share any experiences/comments/ideas below.


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helpingmedia's insight:

Great tool for sharing quotes from articles and embedding them. From the site:  ”QUOTE.fm is the best way to discover, read, collect, recommend, curate, and discuss written stories.”  Tested it here. http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/blog/how-to-give-quotes-a-life-of-their-own/


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From the site: “The Future Journalism Project explores disruption, opportunity and innovation across the media landscape. We do this through a mix of original thinking and reporting, curation and the use of various platforms that best fit the type of content that we’re working with.”


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helpingmedia's insight:

Upload your news videos or respond to assignments and make money. Good news for anyone with a camera who spots a story and is first on the scene.


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helpingmedia's insight:

Just signed up to try this as a contributor after receiving a tweet from the organisation which read: “@helpingmedia Soon we’ll be providing a free platform for journalists around the world to sell stories and respond to paid assignments. RT?!”

I have no experience of Newsmodo but this is from their site:

"Designed by journalists, Newsmodo is a revolutionary platform that allows media professionals to source or sell newsworthy content worldwide. Organisations can access the secure site to find the images, video and copy they need for print, tv and online publications. Reporters and camera operators in every continent can submit their work for sale and respond to real assignments, getting the stories newsrooms need, fast and cost effectively.

"Contributors to newsmodo will build their own portfolio, monetize their work, undertake assignments and develop relationships with the media.

"Using the latest in geo-tagging, payment gateways and video encoding technologies, Newsmodo delivers content securely and immediately."


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Wufoo’s HTML form builder helps you create online web forms.
Use our web form creator to power your contact forms, online
surveys, and event registrations.

helpingmedia's insight:

From the site: “Wufoo is a web application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun.”

Note: You are able to make three forms only with the free version but those forms will have limited functionality. I signed up and had a try and the free version seems to offer the basics needed to gather information. Upgrading to the paid version promises far more, but I have not tried that.  Any comments from people who have upgraded welcome.


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