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iPad Journalism

Frances Rivetti and John Moore were the lucky winners of the Knight Digital Media Center (KDMC) drawing for two free iPads. KDMC workshop alums and their supervisors were entered into a lottery for the iPads by completing a post-training survey for the Center. Rivetti, an independent journalist, plans to use the iPad to boost her online work for the popular Sonoma Country Life blog. As managing editor of The Ventura County Star, Moore and his newsroom will utilize iPad apps to supplement their reporting efforts.

So how can journalists use the iPad for multimedia journalism? JournalisTECH recently posted about the possibilities and limitations of the iPad. The post, titled "Is the iPad a multimedia journalism tool?", found that the iPad currently offers many exciting tools for photojournalists. However, at present the iPad does not support the fast non-linear video and audio editing required for radio and video professionals. While there is a ways to go, it is encouraging to see journalists explore this new technology and envision its future.