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LiveWire app connects communities and media in South Africa

Using a community news alert app, South Africa's informal settlements are finding a new way to bring their stories to the media and make changes to their lives.

Ashlin Simpson | August 14, 2018

Compass News hopes to become a leading app for young, non-news junkies

Born out of a listening tour around universities in the U.K., Compass News curates top stories for a young audience of non-news junkies. Their next challenge will be expanding to new markets, including the U.S.

Ricardo Bilton | March 02, 2018

5 innovative apps for journalists from 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, check out this list of some of the most innovative applications for journalists from the year.

Rachel Shaw | December 27, 2017

Mobile app gives news organizations the 'Push' they need

ICFJ Knight Fellow Christopher Guess introduces his mobile news app "Push," which will help smaller organizations and news outlets deliver content efficiently to readers.

Christopher Guess | November 01, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Pakistan school shooting story nominated for U.S. award

Express Tribune story nominated for ONA Award, webinar about low-cost mobile apps, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | August 22, 2016

How to experiment in a new medium: The rookie mobile journalist

A look at some of the top apps and pieces of hardware that novice mobile journalists can use while honing their craft.

Benjy Wilson | August 16, 2016

4 tips for engaging audiences on Snapchat

Snapchat is becoming an increasingly popular way to deliver the news — but it doesn't have to be a one-way street. Here are some simple tips to get your audiences more involved instantly.

Mignon Fogarty | July 04, 2016

CPJ notes security risks for Iranian journalists using Telegram

In Iran, mobile messaging app Telegram is a popular tool for sharing information. However, the Commitee to Protect Journalists finds this platform could pose risks for Iran’s journalists.

Sam Berkhead | June 14, 2016

With #12 app, Switzerland's Tamedia creates open dialogue with readers

Tamedia's #12 app is adding a unique touch to the mobile experience by providing readers with a variety of hand-curated content.

Valérie Arnould | May 09, 2016

Mobile app helps Azerbaijani TV station push the news out

Can mobile news platforms help free press survive? Learn how ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Guess launched iOS and Android apps for the last independent news outlet in Azerbaijan.

Christopher Guess | March 17, 2016

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