Regina McCombs

Regina McCombs is a faculty member of The Poynter Institute, teaching multimedia, and social and mobile journalism. She was the senior producer for multimedia at StarTribune.com in Minneapolis-St. Paul for 11 years. There, she was a multimedia producer and photographer beginning in 1997 (eek!), when video was small and jerky. Previously, she was a news photographer and field producer at KARE-TV in Minneapolis. Tweets as @reginajmc.


Election coverage shows how online, mobile video has grown

On election night, video was everywhere — and not just on television. Dozens of news sites and mobile apps also featured video, and there was no shortage of places to watch the election results roll in without ever having to … Read more

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How to keep social media reaction in perspective when covering the elections

Flip the channel or the page, and you’ll find it: coverage of the social media reaction to news events — and political events like conventions and debates.

Much of it, however, talks about that reaction as though it represents the … Read more

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How 6 news organizations are using QR codes to drive traffic to news content

Walk past a bus shelter, check product packaging, visit a home improvement store and you’ll see Quick Response (QR) codes. They have gone mainstream, as 14 million people scanned a QR code in June, according to a new report … Read more

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Decision-making guide: Should you upgrade to new Final Cut Pro X editing software?

Apple released a new-from-scratch version of its Final Cut Pro X editing software last week, and reading the critiques and reaction to the critiques has been very entertaining. If you think it’s all too inside-baseball, even Conan O’Brien’s editorsRead more

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Three companies answer 6 key questions about their iPad app development

It’s been just over a year since the launch of the iPad, and organizations that took a “wait and see” approach to developing apps are starting to jump in. If you’re at one of those places, there are a number … Read more

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Design mobile apps, sites for interruption and partial attention

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The PC is like scuba-diving and mobile is like snorkeling, Rachel Hinman of Nokia told a group at the BAYCHI Interaction Design event this week. Luke Wroblewski’s notes from her talk make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the … Read more

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Mobile devices growing as tools for e-mail, shopping, multimedia

comScore / In-Stat / Opera Software

A mini-flurry of research out this week adds to the growing pile of information on how people are using mobile devices. So, in no particular order, here’s what we’re learning:

You’ll be shocked, I’m … Read more

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Partnership between publisher and app developer results in top-selling iPhone game

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A motocross game for the iPhone, developed by a small publisher and a game developer, is the 31st-highest selling paid app in the Apple App Store and number two among paid racing apps.

The partnership between Filter Publications, … Read more

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Remember these 5 trends in mobile for 2011

Momads in Video

Belgian mobile advertising/development firm Momads has produced an “Appy New Year” video that highlights five big-picture trends in mobile for 2011, all of which I think will have some application for journalists and publishers this coming year. … Read more

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Why iPads are hot but iPad magazines aren’t

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Magazine app sales are slumping on the iPad, and there has been a lot of good analysis of how much and why — after the initial good news — there’s been a pretty steep decline. In … Read more

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