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This week we see how Cinematique adds touch-screen interaction to video, how sensors are being employed to create new kinds of journalism, and how some news organizations are shifting their thinking toward mobile audiences.

PART 1: Cinematique

A platform called Cinematique is making it possible for viewers of mobile video to get information about things they see by touching the screen as a video plays. We learn how it works from cofounders Kyle Heller and Randy Ross.

Reporting by Olga Kyle and Reuben Stern.

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Our Futures Lab example:

Futures Lab video editor Olga Kyle took the Cinematique platform for a test drive with this behind-the-scenes clip. Tap or click throughout the video to learn more about where our show comes from:

 

PART 2: Sensor journalism

An emerging frontier in data journalism involves inexpensive sensors that can enable new kinds of storytelling by gathering information not tracked by anyone else. With a little help from the audience things can get even more interesting. We hear about the possibilities from John Keefe of WNYC and Matt Waite of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Reporting by Ninh Pham and Reuben Stern.

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Sensor journalism examples:

For more information:

WNYC's data news team regularly posts updates and tips related to its work.

PART 3: Transitioning to mobile

As mobile devices increasingly become the technology of choice for consuming information, news organizations are once again having to adapt their focus to include another new medium with its own unique opportunities and constraints. We check in with a few newspaper organizations to see how they are making the transition.

Reporting by Tatiana Darie, Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle.

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