Following are a series of postings by journalism tools students participating in a class exercise on mobile reporting. Each student who had a cell phone (and all did) was to cover An Hour in the Life of Hofstra. They selected a place on the campus during the class period and when there with their cell phones. Depending on the phone’s capabilities, the students could: post a voice report, a text posting, a photograph, or video all within an hour. Then they were to report back for posting on the class Tumblr blog (here).
The students then wrote a meta story, bringing together links to their mobile reports in an article form with links. They wrote all of these on their own microblog, with links to a central blog platform.
[Tumblr notes: Even if you are following someone on a Tumblr blog, you still have to go through the reblog process. Also, students have different choices in Tumblr templatesa and there is sometimes conflict between the templates and the ability to reblog simply. Many students forgot to provide the link to their Tumblrs and this required a search to find. Not hard to do.}