Mobile reporting tips from the Online News Association conference

It’s every tech journalists’ favourite time of year: the annual Online News Association conference.

This year’s digital news fiesta was in Atlanta Georgia from Oct. 17 to 19. I was lucky enough to attend the conference and pick up some useful tips. I’ll be sharing the best of the bunch on this blog over the next few weeks.

First up: Mobile reporting

We all know that so much can be done with a smartphone or a tablet. What are the best apps to do the job? What about gear?
Jeremy Caplan, education director at Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, offered his tips at #ONA13.

** Apologies in advance. These tips are really geared toward iPhone, iPad and Android users.**

Caplan’s overall mantra was to follow four ‘rules’:

* Stay Home – Put the apps you use most frequently on your phone’s home screen. (My home screen below. Yes, I need to update my apps.)


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