Media companies are pursuing a “mobile-first” agenda as a way to intersect with consumers who have stretched beyond traditional media platforms to seek new information. So, who’s leading the way when it comes to developing a mobile-first agenda? We asked some of the industry’s thought leaders to help us navigate the course ahead, looking specifically at areas of innovation, infrastructure, content creation, mindset/workflow, audience/monetization and futurism.
If you couldn't attend RJI's Mobile First event — or even if you did — browse through all the tweets to get the highlights.
David Cohn: Circa's mobile approach: The structure and form of news re-thought
David Cohn, director of news for Circa, addresses RJI's Mobile First conference about how Circa is concentrating on presenting news through mobile devices.
Mark Little: News in the noise
Mark Little is the founder of Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency. He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify the most compelling content on platforms like YouTube and Twitter.
Will Sullivan: Building products for the other 5 billion
Will Sullivan is the director of mobile for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, leading strategy, product design and development for news, information and language training resources for an audience of 206 million people weekly in more than 100 countries and 61 languages.
Adriano Farano: Watchup
Adriano Farano is co-founder and CEO of Watchup, a startup reinventing the way we watch news. Featured by Apple, Watchup’s iPad app lets you enjoy your daily newscast from the world's most trusted news channels.
Misha Leybovich: Bringing multimedia storytelling to mobile
Misha Leybovich is the CEO of Meograph, which helps brands engage their customers in creating multimedia stories and mashups. He is a 2013–2014 Reynolds Fellow.
Steve Rice and Judd Slivka: Promise and potholes: Where we are in mobile journalism
Steve Rice is an assistant professor in convergence journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. Judd Slivka teaches multimedia and mobile journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Mike Wheeler: MobileVideoDIY: 360-degree resources for the mobile videographer
Mike Wheeler is the managing partner in Westerly Partners, LLC., an investor advisory that provides strategic, financial and technology solutions to early-stage companies focused on the new media and technology industries.
Trina Chiasson: Making mobile-friendly infographics: Intro to Infoactive
Trina Chiasson is a developer, designer and self-proclaimed Web nerd. She is the co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, an online platform for building mobile-friendly, interactive infographics with live data.
Xavier Damman: The Storify Twitter card: Where content and users intersect
Xavier Damman moved from Belgium in the summer of 2009 with the idea that there are voices on social media that deserve to be published on mainstream media. This idea is the foundation of Storify.