Newswise — Pope Francis is making his first trip to the United States later this month. To document this historic visit, New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is partnering with mobile publishing startup Evrybit for a collaborative mobile reporting project to provide live coverage of the event.
On Sept. 24 and 25 in New York City, NYU graduate and undergraduate journalism students will use Evrybit – an all-in-one app for live mobile storytelling – to chronicle the pope’s visit using audio, video, photo, text, and drawings. All of the content will be captured with Evrybit on iPhones by students from around the city and assembled into an interactive mobile narrative in real time. The Evrybit story will be embedded on NYU’s Pavement Pieces website – pavementpieces.com – and shared on social media with the hashtag #PopeNYUevrybit, allowing anyone to follow the live coverage from anywhere in the world.
“This is going to be an interesting and exciting project,” said Yvonne Latty, the director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at the Institute. “The idea is to fill the stream with as much content as we can throughout the pope's visit in New York City. We have about seven classes involved and up to 100 students will participate. We can handle and plan to try just about anything.”
NYU journalism students will post mobile content on the pope’s visit, which is scheduled to include appearances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the 9/11 Memorial, the United Nations, and Madison Square Garden. NYU journalism faculty and Evrybit team members will monitor the coverage from locations in New York City and Los Angeles.
“We are thrilled to work with Yvonne Latty and the NYU journalism program to document history,” said Eric Ortiz, the founder and CEO of Evrybit. “Pope Francis’ first-ever visit to America coincides with a transformative time for American media. This innovative project represents a great opportunity to show how media and technology can work together to produce amazing journalism.”
Pavement PiecesPavement Pieces is a project of New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation in Multimedia graduate concentrations. In our newsroom, we tell the stories of New York City and the nation. We celebrate communities and we expose what’s not working. We give a voice to people whose voices are disappearing from shrinking newspapers. For more on the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, visit journalism.nyu.edu. Contact Professor Yvonne Latty at email@example.com. EvrybitEvrybit is DIY mobile toolkit for media and marketing. Our all-in-one app makes live storytelling easy, fun and profitable. Our mission is to make everyone’s voice heard. To learn more about Evrybit, visit getevrybit.com. Contact Eric Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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