Mobile Buyer’s Guide Just in Time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow Will Sullivan, Student Team Review Popular Mobile Software and Hardware 

COLUMBIA, MO – (November 23, 2010) That 2.5 x 4.5-inch phone in your pocket or purse is more powerful than the desktop computer you were using just a few years ago. Along with all that power comes a growing array of software and hardware add-ons to increase your productivity.

Will Sullivan, a Donald W. Reynolds Institute Fellow, working with talented graduate students at the Missouri School of Journalism, have reviewed a number of the most popular and useful Mobile Tools to share with journalists and anyone interested in getting the most out of their mobile phone.

Software reviews include editing applications for audio, file transmission, geolocation, live streaming, micro-reporting, note-taking, photo and video.  Hardware reviews include chargers and batteries, keyboards, lenses, external microphone, external lights, tripods and more.

The Mobile Tools Buyer’s Guide will provide user-tested insight that is useful in comparing the newest trends as well as price and technology.

Sullivan, newly elected to the Online News Association Board of Directors, is author of the widely followed news and technology blog Journerdism.com. It has been selected one of the 10 Best Future of Journalism blogs by Harvard University's Nieman Journalism Lab. Sullivan is also one of The New York Times' picks for best Twitter users for interactive journalism and one of the top 15 minds on Mashable.com's journalism Twitter list.

Follow Will on Twitter: @journerdism

Kelly Peery
Communications Coordinator
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
573-882-9650

About the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute 
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute engages media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism. Part of the Missouri School of Journalism, RJI collaborates with citizens, news and technology companies, professional associations and foundations to generate and test innovative models and technologies for journalism and advertising. Six Donald W. Reynolds Fellows spend an academic year at RJI, working with Missouri faculty and students and RJI staff to develop new ways to gather, process and deliver news, information and advertising. RJI was launched in 2004 with an initial $31 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. In 2009, the Foundation awarded the Institute an additional $15 million for operating support. 

About The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has committed more than $110 million to its National Journalism Initiative in the United States.

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