Mobile

News in motion: six ways to be a good mobile editor

So you want to be a mobile editor? Or maybe you just got the gig. Congratulations! Now what? I've heard that question a lot lately from newly minted mobile editors at organizations big and small. It's not that surprising. Mobile has been the coming future of news and information for a long time, but many news outlets only woke up … Read More

As CNN mobile traffic hits 40%, editor calls web vs. apps debate 'red herring'

CNN announced last week that mobile page views accounted for 40 percent of its overall traffic, the result of equally emphasizing its mobile website and mobile apps even as some in the industry remain stuck in an either-or debate. ESPN's traffic crossed the 50 percent mobile threshold late last year and BuzzFeed's traffic is also majority mobile, … Read More

Future of Digital: Business Insider's crystal ball

Business Insider In case you missed it, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget and its BI Intelligence research service distilled a slew of digital trends for its Ignition event earlier this month, trends that news organizations might ponder and act on. In a slide deck posted Nov. 12, the news site identified these major movements in the marketplace: Read More

More people seeking location-based information on smartphones

Pew The Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that location-based services are on the rise, particularly on social media sites. "Among adult social media users ages 18 and older, 30% say that at least one of their accounts is currently set up to include their location in their posts, up from 14% who said they had ever done this in 2011," the study found. Additionally, about three-quarters of adult smartphone owners use their phones for directions or other location-based information. The number of people using "check in" location services, meanwhile, is dropping. About 12 percent use these services now, compared to 18 percent in 2012. "Among these geosocial service users, 39% say they check into places on Facebook, 18% say they use Foursquare, and 14% say they use Google Plus, among other services," the study found. Read More