But don’t know what to buy?
The Wirecutter may have done the evaluation for you. This week, the site recommended the Sony ICD-UX533 as its pick for “best voice recorder” (just $78 from B&H Photo) The site’s criteria was the voice recorder had to cost under a $100.
They trimmed a pool of dozens of recorders down to eight that were looked at closely. Of those, the Sony model was the pick.
Take a look at what it said and how it tested.
Do you have a “SLAM ToolKit?”
I presented what I call the SLAM ToolKit for journalists this afternoon to the Tennessee Press Association meeting in Knoxville.
SLAM stands for:
Yeah, it’s corny, but, hopefully, memorable.
You can see the deck here. In many categories, there may be better picks (and if there are, I’d like to know about them), but the first choices reflect apps I have used, at least a bit.
More mobile tools and resources for journalists.
- More Digital Journalism Tools You Need To Use – The Whip
- New Reporters Committee mobile apps offer legal info, reporting tools for top hotline topics | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- 5 Must-Try Apps for Newsgathering
- Apps for Journalists 2015 | Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting, LLC
- New digital tools every journalist should try | KnightBlog
- Mobile Reporting – English – DW.DE
- The Experts: A Journalism Tools Special
- The 7 most useful apps for mobile journalism | RJI
- 10 trusty digital tools journalists should try right now | Poynter.
Periscope is the buzz currently. If you are interested in using the streaming video app in news coverage, here are some general best practices and tips:
- 7 Tips for Using Periscope at Events | LEWIS PR
- Oh the places you’ll go: Tapping Periscope for reporting – Storybench
- Digital Guide: Live-Streaming Best Practices « PNConnect | Digital Marketing Services from Porter Novelli
- How Entrepreneurs Can Leverage The Power Of Live-Streaming Apps | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
- Periscope â€” Medium
- Best Practices For Using Periscope | Jenny Weigle
- Periscope Up: 15 Tips to Mastering the Platform | Ketchum Blog
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The First Amendment Center put out its annual State of the First Amendment report on Thursday.
* Only 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees — the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition, a big shift from last year when 38 percent said the First Amendment went too far.
* 70 percent said the media is biased, 15 points higher than last year, but not as high as in 2011 when it reach 76 percent.
* Cameras Always On Dept.: 88 percent believe citizens should be able to record police activity, and 83 percent believe that any footage from police “body cams” should be part of the public record.