Nokia and Reuters Team Up

Oct 26, 2007

Nokia Research Center (NRC) and Reuters are working together on a mobile journalism project intended to transform the way journalists file news reports when on the move. The new mobile application centers around a lightweight toolkit that provides everything journalists need to file and publish stories from even the most remote regions of the world. The mobile journalism application uses the multimedia capabilities already available in existing smart phones and combines these to produce a toolkit that fits with the way in which journalists want to use it. The toolkit comprises multimedia capabilities, text editing tools, and live video streaming and is accessed using a user interface. Metadata facilities automatically combine every piece of information the device already has about the context for the story--location, time, date and so on. Reuters has developed a mobile editorial interface that links the toolkit developed by NRC to the in-house editorial process, allowing stories to be published almost instantly from the field.