Mobile

Mobile users may be as valuable to advertisers as desktop, Facebook results suggest

Cory Bergman, general manager of NBC's Breaking News mobile startup, published a blog post the other day with a provocative headline: "The Surprising Value of a Mobile User." That familiar truism about trading print dollars for digital dimes, then for mobile pennies may no longer be true if it ever was, Bergman (a former member of Poynter's National Advisory … Read More

Publishers' 'mobile gap' with revenues painfully persists

The Wall Street Journal The mobile conundrum persists with traditional and online publishers: nice audience growth, sluggish revenues. "News and information outlets ranging from the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Business Insider and About.com all can point to rapid growth in mobile usage," The Wall Street Journal writes Monday. "Time spent on publishers’ mobile offerings … Read More

Poynter will host a Mobile News Summit at Columbia Journalism School

On Monday, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies announced a Mobile News Summit on September 13 and 14 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The event features 100 journalists and leaders from several organizations. According to a press release, journalists can apply to attend the event: Participation is by invitation only and will be … Read More

The rise of the mobile editor

As the number of mobile readers climbs over 50 percent for many newspapers, it is logical that we would infuse mobile thinking throughout the newsroom. Read More

Pew Report: News consumers are increasingly using smartphones

A report from the Pew Research Center released Wednesday shows that smartphone ownership has nearly doubled in recent years as more Americans have come to depend on the devices for access to information about news events. The report is another thread in the ongoing narrative of the growing importance of mobile devices to the news industry, as readers — and news … Read More

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

Mobile trends to watch in second half of 2014; plus, a newsgathering guide to Tweetdeck

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup): — At Poynter, Adam Hochberg explores in depth Gannett's three-year CMS overhaul to "replace the existing systems and serve every Gannett newsroom – from … Read More

Google removes Guardian, BBC search results; Facebook drives 25% of Hearst's traffic

— Google has notified The Guardian and BBC that certain articles will no longer appear in European searches, Mark Scott writes at The New York Times Bits blog. A European court ruling allows people "to ask for links to information about themselves to be removed from search results." — As news organizations fail to take advantage of the … Read More

ComScore: Users spend 60 percent of their digital media time with mobile platforms

— ComScore data indicates users spend 60 percent of their digital media time with mobile platforms, up from 50 percent last year. And "time spent on mobile apps is higher than any other digital medium, coming in at 51 percent," CNET's Dara Kerr writes. — Version 2.0 of Jason Calacanis' Inside app is here, Capital New York's Johana Bhuiyan … Read More

How small screens impact photojournalism — and tips for adapting

On Sunday morning, before I got out of bed, I started reading a story from The New York Times on my phone. I found it via Twitter, naturally, and enjoyed Freda Moon's account of a journey from Chicago to New Orleans aboard a vintage Pullman sleeper car. But halfway through the story, I realized I had … Read More