By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/newsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Editor’s note: before we get into this week’s Fast Five, I have two housekeeping items. One, today is the deadline to vote on panels for next year’s South By Southwest Interactive conference, and I’m asking for your support on two. Leveraging Diversity For Your Business Portfolio, submitted by Dori Maynard of the Maynard Institute and The Race Card Project panel on digital storytelling, submitted by NPR’s Michele Norris. Second, please register for the Digital Journalism Task Force’s free webinar, “Social Media As A Reporting Tool,” with Niketa Patel of CNNMoney.com Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT. For more details, click here.
- Apple iBooks store – Mobile Reporting Field Guide. This FREE eBook is your personal teacher on everything you need to know about using your iPhone as a reporting tool, including videos.
- Mashable – App Tells Freelancers How Much to Charge. When I fell into freelancing, I had NO idea what to charge. I got great advice from the NABJ Arts &Entertainment Task Force, but this app is a pretty good substitute.
- SPJ Networked blog – GlowTrend joins growing list of social networking sites. The blog reviews GlowTrend, which appears to be the love child of Facebook, iTunes, Google+ Hangouts and Craigslist.
- SimplyZesty – 40 Tips To Help Journalists Turn Facebook Into The Ultimate News Portal. There are some great tips in here for those of us still trying to fit journalism into our Facebook accounts. I’ve started using polls with great success on my company’s Facebook page.
- Appadvice – Call Recording Apps. I use Google Voice, but there are others out there, as outlined on this blog,