iPads, Tablets and the News: What We Know Now (2011, Private)

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Course Overview

iPads, Tablets and the News: What We Know Now (2011, Private)
Originally Broadcast On:
April 13, 2011
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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At the one-year anniversary of the release of the iPad, we're beginning to learn about who's buying tablets and how -- and when -- they're using it. In this one-hour Webinar, we will look at the latest research, try to sort through the contradictions and understand what it all means for news consumption on tablets. And we'll look at what some organizations have learned, now that they've been producing content for a year.

If you joined us last year in the 2010 early assessment Webinar, get $10 off this 2011 iPad/tablet Webinar. Find the promo code in "iPad and Journalism: An Early Assessment" and apply it at check out when you enroll in this Webinar. (This promo code is available to everyone already enrolled in "iPad and Journalism: An Early Assessment.")

What Will I Learn:
  • What the latest research says about who's using the iPad (and other tablets), and how
  • What that information means to news consumption
  • Best practices in developing a tablet product, from news organizations that have done it
Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone looking to understand mobile distribution of news and information via the iPad and other tablet devices.

Course Instructor:

Regina McCombs

Regina McCombs is Senior Editor for Visual News at Minnesota Public Radio. She was previously a faculty member of at The Poynter Institute and is now an adjunct faculty member, teaching multimedia, mobile news, social media and leading data journalism seminars.

Previously, she was the senior producer for multimedia at StarTribune.com in Minneapolis-St. Paul. For StarTribune.com, she coordinated the multimedia team’s coverage, shot and edited video stories, created audio slide shows, produced major projects and trained staff in creating multimedia. She arrived there after 13 years as a television field producer and photographer at KARE-TV, the NPPA-winning powerhouse in the Twin Cities. At KARE, she developed several database journalism projects and trained staff in CAR techniques. She also taught classes in online journalism and TV news at the University of Minnesota, where she received her master’s degree.

Winner of numerous Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International awards for multimedia storytelling, as well as Emmys for her online and video work, she has been a regular speaker around the country and around the world, talking about finding new ways to tell stories on Web and mobile platforms, especially with video.

Find her on Twitter @reginajmc.

Read her complete Poynter profile here.

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