A new app from the Global Media Forum called “Get it Right” provides a crash course in journalism, designed to improve the quality and reliability of reports delivered by citizen journalists…
While numerous apps have been developed to support citizen journalism on the technical side, few have taken on the task of developing a reporter’s non-technical skill set.
In an effort to raise the standards of quality, Global Media Forum, a non-profit dedicated to training journalists, has released “Get it Right,” an iPhone app offering a mini-course in basic journalism.
Billed as “A field guide to practical and critical thinking for citizen journalists,” the app takes would-be reporters step by step through the reporting process, from the equipment they’ll need to the questions they will need to ask and verify.
It offers a series of exercises designed to help citizen journalists develop their news sense, frame their stories, and improve their writing.
The app was developed by GMF president Catherine Antoine, who, in her daytime role, is the Director and Managing Editor of Radio Free Asia online.
Much of the coursework was developed by National Public Radio editor Martha Wexler.
Creation of the app, which is available free, was made possible through a grant to GMF from the National Geographic Society.
While currently available for the iPhone, an Android version is on the way, and translations into Russian, Arabic and French are planned.
Additional screenshots from the “Get it Right” app…
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