“Most users on the web spend most of their time in apps. The most popular of those apps, like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Tumblr and others, are primarily focused on a single, simple stream that offers a river of news which users can easily scroll through, skim over, and click on to read in more depth.
Most media companies on the web spend all of their effort putting content into content management systems which publish pages. These pages work essentially the same way that pages have worked since the beginning of the web, with a single article or post living at a particular address, and then tons of navigation and cruft (and, usually, advertisements) surrounding that article.
Users have decided they want streams, but most media companies are insisting on publishing more and more pages. And the systems which publish the web are designed to keep making pages, not to make customized streams.
It’s time to stop publishing web pages.”
5 Apps for Journalists
1) iENG: Post your pictures/video to the major social networks and newsrooms.
2) Reporters Committee: For court documents
3) Dragon Dictation: Transcribing made easy!
4) Evernote: Writers/journalists are almost always disorganized. This will help!
5) Recorder: Call recording…but there’s a fee involved…
I’m going to add a 6th helpful app for journalists. ClearRecordLite. This is an excellent voice recorder that can record for hours. My favorite part is that you can even reduce background noise so you can have your interviews in loud coffee shops worry-free.