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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DFM chat on how to write for the web in the mobile age


Digital First Media friends and other journalists, members of the community and fans of journalism are invited to take part in a Twitter chat Wednesday at noon, Eastern Time, to talk about all things journalism.

You can only add so much to a phone experience.
Today we're talking about writing for the web with a focus on the ever-growing mobile audience. Increasingly, especially during breaking news, most users will come directly into articles from social media and search via mobile devices and while within apps. What things can journalists do to maximize the value of their stories in such an environment? Even if the reporters are not the ones behind the presentation, what can they bring in to enhance those stories to keep people informed? But also, are there things that just don't work well in mobile (I'm looking at you PDFs)? What things are best left behind when we take into consideration screen sizes (and data plans). Bring your ideas, links and don't hesitate to bring a healthy dose of criticism.


If you want to be in the post chat archive, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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