Here’s an audio archive of a July 21, 2011, presentation about mobile-media trends by Amy Gahran, a mobile-tech blogger for CNN.com, instructor and writer for the Knight Digital Media Center at USC, and a long-time online media expert. She also is co-founder of OaklandLocal.com and lives in Oakland, California. Gahran presented a seminar for an audience at the Journalism & Mass Communication program of the University of Colorado Boulder.
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NOTE: In the spirit of Gahran’s talk about advances in mobile technology and its impact on journalism, we used an early beta smartphone app to live-broadcast her presentation in audio, Yodl — which not only live-streams audio but also provides an archive, and has intriguing applications for news-gathering — and a high-quality microphone attached to an iPhone4. Unfortunately, this audio file is missing part of Gahran’s presentation, due to either a temporary outage of CU’s wi-fi system or a temporary problem with Yodl’s server. (We’re not sure.) … While we share our apologies for the missing minutes, we offer it as evidence of the risks in experimenting with pre-release technology. Occasional glitches are the price to be paid for operating at the bleeding edge of digital innovation and keeping our students aware of emerging technologies that will impact the news industry in the near future.