Tablet-only, mobile-first: News orgs native to new platforms coming soon ยป Nieman Journalism Lab ยป Pushing to the Future of Journalism

By Vadim LavrusikDec. 21  /  11 a.m.
December 21, 2010, 11:00 am

Here are 10 predictions from Vadim Lavrusik, community manager and social strategist at Mashable. Mashable, where these predictions first appeared, covers the heck out of the world of social media and have an honored place in our iPhone app.

In many ways, 2010 was finally the year of mobile for news media, and especially so if you consider the iPad a mobile device. Many news organizations like The Washington Post and CNN included heavy social media integrations into their apps, opening the devices beyond news consumption.

In 2011, the focus on mobile will continue to grow with the launch of mobile- and iPad-only news products, but the greater focus for news media in 2011 will be on re-imagining its approach to the open social web. The focus will shift from searchable news to social and share-able news, as social media referrals close the gap on search traffic for more news organizations. In the coming year, news media’s focus will be affected by the personalization of news consumption and social media’s influence on journalism.

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A short but very sweet email

I am just returning to the uk after a week abroad visiting San Francisco, Cupertino, San Hose and Toronto…
Yes, have a guess ๐Ÿ˜‰
Anyway sitting in the airport catching up on email and I see this little beauty…
Dear Ilicco,
The long awaited Microsoft Kinect is in retail stores. As promised during the onstage demo at D8, you will be receiving one compliments of D and Microsoft.

Oh baby ! Get me home quick!!!

Anyone got an Xbox360 they want to lend/give me ๐Ÿ™‚

And so it starts…

The battle to keep your roaming charges down…

Entry to the USA and the first SMS message you receive is…

Welcome to The USA. Calls cost 135ppm to make & 100ppm to receive. SMS 35p + your home rate. Data costs start from £3 per 1MB per day. Click on this free link for info: . Call +441635691700 for free pricing info & 112 for emergency svcs

It’s £3 per meg !

Sunrise, going North

I am on my way to Sheffield to talk to journalism students after a coincidental conversation with Christine Cawthorne (@crocstar) at the last news:rewired conference.

I’ll be taking them through some concepts in mobile journalism (yes, i know Christian, all journos should be mobile, and gone are the days when they simply sit next to a fax machine and wait for news to arrive on heat sensitive paper).

Hopefully we will also be able to put it all into practice this afternoon with some Continue reading Sunrise, going North

and another way to post images to posterous

Now this might be interesting, all in the name of research into sending images to blogs and whatnot easily, directly from a camera…

Obviously I am using the obligatory blogger favourite photo, a cup of coffee, although this time it is not hipstamatic’d or plastic bulleted… taking good photos of these random objects and making them look good is going to be hard without vignettes and faded 70’s colours. but I suppose it just goes to show, I’m not really a photographer! (i just make photographers look good ๐Ÿ˜‰

this may be brilliant, it may not be…