Free app iGrab lets journalists create multimedia content on the go, Facebook introduces a helpful new tool for journalists and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
App for journalists: iGrab, for multimedia reporting
If you're looking for an app to create simple video packages and slideshows from material on your phone, iGrab will help. And if you need a place to file interviews, notes and other visuals from the scene of a story, you can use iGrab as an organizer as well. It even geotags the material you create within the app, and allows you to favorite content to make your files easier to find. (Journalism.co.uk, 9/15)
Facebook launches Signal, a tool to help journalists sort through the noise
In keeping with its recent overtures to journalists, Facebook on Thursday launched a new hub with tools designed to help news organizations mine Facebook and Instagram for content and story ideas.
Signal — a nod to the kernel of helpful information often buried in a sea of noise — combines existing and entirely new curation tools from Facebook in a central dashboard, effectively providing a one-stop-shop for social discovery on the company’s two social networks. (Poynter, 9/17)
Does ad blocking herald the end of the free Internet?
Imagine you had to start paying to view content on all your favorite websites. Would you give up on the Internet completely or happily stump up for good journalism and entertainment? These are the choices we could be facing if ad blocking programs go mainstream. (BBC, 9/15)
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