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Journalists are mobile warriors: we should upgrade our kit

  I’ve been a nomad worker for some time. And I’m shocked at how few journalists seem to be prepared for mobile working. So I thought I’d offer a few tips. If you can afford it, buy your own equipment. I’ve been buying my own laptop…

Why Quartz’s news app might be the next big thing

Quartz’s new iPhone app that transforms the news consuming experience into an interactive chat has been given a big thumbs up by media commentators. Quartz, which is owned by Atlantic Media, prides itself on its originality in delivering…

Is mobile killing the desktop internet?

With mobile growing so rapidly, particularly in emerging markets, there has been much talk of mobile killing the desktop. Desktop still plays an important part in digital media consumption, however, interpretation and understanding of the…

Local media should connect people with information, not just report news

The old formula of a news outlet simply providing objective news is out-of-date.

Publishers, editors and advertisers identify responses to digital transition

Summary of the key takeaways from WAN-IFRA’s annual congress …

FT warns publishers not to obsess about ‘mobile-first’

The Financial Times’ CTO John O’Donovan told news executives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona not to ‘obsess’ about delivering their content via specific platforms. Instead they should keep their focus on the big picture and…

MENA news groups need to provide high- and low-tech mobile services

Over the past decade, MENA has trailed only Sub-Saharan Africa in mobile growth, and following “news and feeds” is one of the most popular mobile activities. However, mobile use varies widely, not just between countries but within…

The mobile media revolution is about business not just distribution

Last year, the number of internet subscribers doubled in Zimbabwe, largely due to the increase in mobile internet users. The mobile revolution is here, and news organisations need to think beyond how to distribute their content to mobile…

Networking giant Cisco predicts more mobile data devices than people by end of 2013

US networking giant Cisco has released its latest five year forecast for mobile data use. The report highlights how rapidly increasing mobile data use will have profound implications for news organisations as mobile becomes the primary way…

Nepali Times’ Kunda Dixit: A mountaintop conversion to digital

At MDLF’s Media Forum 2012 in Jakarta, we spoke to Kunda Dixit, the editor of the Nepali Times. Once a digital sceptic, he now believes that smartphones can deliver the digital dream, empowering both individuals and news organisations to…