Live Blogging: ONA Mizzou Meeting 11/17/11

6:06: Thanks for coming to today's meeting. See you soon. Tweet @ONAMizzou with any questions.

6:05: Q: Flash is dead. Explain please. Weir answers with an important comment about mobile devices connecting to the internet more in the next year. It's more touch screen than hover.

6:04: Web 2.0 Tools are on slideshare and they can be Googled.

6:02: Weir- "To learn more join Hacks/HackersIRE."

5:58: Computer assisted reporting tools involve web browser, spreadsheet, and database managers

5:57: Working with data requires finding it then negotiating on how to investigate it. Then evaluate the data along with analyze it.

5:53: Weir goes into the history of Computer assisted reporting.

5:49: Pro Publica is a national organization and makes more journalism public.

5:47: "Web apps love data."- Weir. He shows an example from the NYT Election page and how candidates are raising money. The Election page is getting it's info from different sources, no one is inputting it.

5:46: Computer assisted reporting helps in many different facets of journalism.

5:45: David Herzog is know speaking about Data Journalism.

5:40: Step 11: Follow creative people. Step 12: Bask in your newfound knowledge.

5:39: Step 10: Keep learning the specs. "Flash is on the way out."- Weir

5:38: DoIT has free training sessions for Mizzou students. Also Weir recommends

5:36: Step 9: Invest in Training. Treehouse has free training videos and you get badges.

5:34: Step 7: Embrace premade tools. But work to understand them. Step 8: Invest in a decent HTML editor. Helps you code quickly.

5:30: Step 4: Work on presentation. Step 5: Figure out how things works. "Don't seal code." Step 6: Start small.

5:28: Step 2: Get yourself some better (free) tools. You need a browser, a text client and a FTP client. Step 3: Is to make a website

5:26: Step 1 is to admit you have a problem about Dreamweaver. "Dreamweaver makes it's easy to make bad code."- Weir

5:25: Weir teaches fundamentals of coding (including HTML5 and CSS) here at Mizzou.

5:24: Rob Weir now will be speaking to the crowd of 25 people about his 12 step plan to quit Dreamweaver.

5:21: McKean shows another example of how two Mizzou students working at a marketing firm in Dallas created an ad involving multimedia tools along with JC Penney.

5:19: McKean shows how the Reynolds Journalism Institute has done stuff with pricing and reviews on mobile reporting tools.

5:17: McKean shows examples of Mizzou students who went to Vancouver for the Olympics and how they used mobile phones to record stories. The students then came back to Columbia and used mobile phones to report on a story about the elections.

5:14: McKean now showing an example from Half Moon Bay Review and how they are mixing things up with HTML5.

5:12: McKean showing different apps from NPR and Wired and how they incorporate long form stories with multimedia help.

5:08: McKean showing some demos for different operating systems and how the apps work.

5:07: Many people are trying to figure out what operating systems will work for different phones. Is it iOS, Android etc...?

5:06: The five major newspapers in the US are gaining between 7 and 11 percent in people reading on mobile/tablet devices.

5:05: Touch = Engagement. McKean refers to BBC/Tablet Study. Results show tablet owners view more news than before.

5:03: Mike McKean will be giving a review of the mobile devices and journalism. He asks: "Is Touch the Answer?" He shows a video of a baby playing with an iPad and a magazine.

5:02: President Ashley Crockett welcomes guests to today's conference. She also introduces today's speakers.

5:00: Guests arrive and chow down on the complimentary cupcakes and punch.

Welcome to the fourth and final meeting of the year for ONA Mizzou. Today we have Mike McKean, David Herzog and Rob Weir. They will be discussing programming in the hopes that you do not fear tech tools.

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