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Ferguson: On parachuting in and breaking news on Twitter

Photo by Shadi Rahimi, AJ+ Four months after Michael Brown was killed, activist Deray Mckesson tweeted: “We exist in a tradition of erased histories. Twitter has helped us tell our own story. We are sitting in history and making it. #Ferguson.” Watching from afar as Ferguson first erupted in protests, I messaged on Facebook with a … Read More
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How AJ+ reported from Baltimore using only mobile phones

AJ+ producer Damu Bobb uses a mobile rig to report from Baltimore. Photo by Devin Allen) I came to AJ+, Al Jazeera’s new social media and app-first unit, last summer after spending several years reporting on the revolution in Egypt. In Cairo, mobile phones were the primary method of sharing news from the street. At protests you’d … Read More
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Video: Dave Cohn discusses mobile strategies for smaller news organizations

Dave Cohn, Former Chief Content Officer for Circa and current Executive Producer at Al Jazeera’s new mobile-centric AJ+ venture, discusses ways smaller journalism organizations can deliver their content to a mobile audience. He talks about the "wide push" to get content out in editions and suggests coming up with a strategy to take advantage third-party apps, like Twitter. Read More
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