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PotomacTechWire's Mobile Outlook 2010 Event at Ritz Carlton

I was a panelist at the Potomac Tech Wire's annual Mobile Outlook 2010 event.  It was an excellent event. Here are details; video is below.

From the Potomac Tech Wire Event Description:

Mobile Outlook 2010 is part of the Potomac Tech Wire breakfast series that brings together senior executives in the Mid-Atlantic to discuss technology issues in a conversational, roundtable environment moderated by the editor of Potomac Tech Wire. This panel will focus on the overall outlook and major developments in the mobile industry, including the rapid growth of mobile applications, developments in mobile advertising and content, competing mobile platforms, smartphone innovation, geo-targeting integration, and business model concepts.

Speakers:Kevin Bertram, CEO, Distributive Networks Matt Jones, VP, Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett DigitalMaurice McKenzie, Founder and President, YadaHomeDaniel Odio, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, PointAboutMichael Sanford, Founder and President, FlipSide5 Moderator - Paul Sherman, Editor, Potomac Tech Wire

I was a panelist at the Potomac Tech Wire's annual Mobile Outlook 2010 event.  It was an excellent event. Here are details; video is below. From the Potomac Tech Wire Event Description: Mobile Outlook 2010 is part of the Potomac Tech Wire breakfast series that brings together senior executives in the Mid-Atlantic to discuss technology issues in a conversational, roundtable environment moderated by the editor of Potomac Tech Wire. This panel will focus on the overall outlook and major developments in the mobile industry, including the rapid growth of mobile applications, developments in mobile advertising and content, competing mobile platforms, smartphone innovation, geo-targeting integration, and business model concepts. Speakers:Kevin Bertram, CEO, Distributive Networks Matt Jones, VP, Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett DigitalMaurice McKenzie, Founder and President, YadaHomeDaniel Odio, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, PointAboutMichael Sanford, Founder and President, FlipSide5 Moderator - Paul Sherman, Editor, Potomac Tech Wire Note: Video is 120+ minutes long and may take up to 30 seconds to buffer

Launching a journalism career in 2012

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When I started studying journalism at university in 2009, professionals I spoke to would say to me: “I’m jealous. I’d love to be starting out now.” Which, considering the state of the news industry, always seemed like an odd thing to say. But it was technology, not economics, that had people excited.

In 2009 Twitter was still in its early stages, news organizations were just getting to grips with how to use it effectively and it was a long way from the 500 million users it has now. Companies like Storify, Storyful and Instagram hadn’t launched. Facebook was for your social life and Tumblr was used by a handful of teenagers.

At that time everyone was talking about citizen journalism, liveblogging and hyperlocal as the “future of news”, and I and many others jumped on them and embraced them. Now, liveblogging and user-generated content are staples of the news process, where hyperlocal, despite many peoples’ best efforts, has failed to live up to its promise.

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