• The DGI Phantom II is the drone of choice for today's super journalist. Credit: Björn

    Drone-alism: Journalism Taking to the Skies

    By John Ainger

    No longer the play thing of voyeurs and the CIA, drones have the potential to shape the way journalism is made. But they face immense challenges in getting off the ground.Fancy it?

  • What is periscope and how does it work?

    By DEMBA Kandeh

    Photo by: Ron Mader, Used under creative commons
    Photo by: @RonMader, Used Under Creative Commons

    Since the emergence of social media, the drive for better and greater tools continues to pre-occupy the minds of developers and users. Earlier this year, Periscope was launched as a live television broadcasting tool.… Fancy it?

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    RTL News Genius: Is Personalized News The Future of Dutch TV?

    By Anne Koopman

    Always wanted to watch your own personalized news in your own time on your own tablet or smartphone? The Dutch Medialab of TNO (institute of research for applied science) in cooperation with private broadcaster RTL is now developing the app News Genius as answer to this question.Fancy it?

  • Challenges of funding for journalism innovation

     By Demba Kandeh

    Funding for innovations generally constitute a huge challenge for innovators across different parts of the world. Across different fields, not least in journalism innovation, funding is often a nightmare for many great ideas.

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    A poster at a 2007 Citizen Journalism Unconference.
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    Plag App: making your content go viral

    By Gabrielė Gedvilaitė

    Sharing, liking, following or tweeting is a part of many social media users’ daily life. A relevantly new mobile application called Plag introduces a new way of spreading the information: by ‘infecting’. This social network is based on the concept of a virus: your location determines to what extent you are exposed to the content of other users.Fancy it?

  • Virtual Reality becoming reality. Credits: Com Salud

    Virtual Reality: The Quest for an Immersive News Experience

    By John Ainger

    The perpetuation of virtual reality may well have negative consequences for spotty teenagers who haven’t left their room in days, but the development of this technology holds many exciting prospects for immersing the audience in journalism.

     

    My ears were pounding with the cacophony of rapturous applause and the rabid screams of 80,000 adoring fans.… Fancy it?

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    The millennials´ new media platform

    By Ida Eri Sørbye

    It might have all started with sending off selfies and nudes. And sure, people still do. But by now CNN, Vice and Mashable are on board, and Snapchat is not just lightweight entertainment anymore. Even though BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan and MTV keep the celebrities close at hand.… Fancy it?