NYU Journalism Students Will Blanket Pope With ‘iPhoneography’

Brigade of 100 students and seven professors is armed with the app Evrybit.

When Pope Francis visits New York Sept. 24-25, a large group of NYU journalism students will be there to capture all of the excitement. To power their “iPhoneography” efforts, the 100 Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute apprentices and seven participating professors are counting on the free app Evrybit.

From a report in the Washington Square News by Diamond Naga Siu:

“We’re looking to perform longstanding collaborations with organizations and universities,” Evrybit creator and CEO Eric Ortiz said. “NYU’s journalism program is a great fit, because they’re very forward-looking, open to experimentation and they want to be on the cutting edge of media and journalism.”

He decided to collaborate with longtime friend and NYU journalism professor Yvonne Latty on their second project together; their first multimedia reporting venture did not receive a grant. Lori Grinker, a fellow photojournalism professor, joined the project immediately and said the opportunity is valuable for her students.

Evrybit limits the length of video clips to 45 seconds. Last week, Ortiz was on the other U.S. coast teaching students at USC Annenberg how to use the app:

I spoke to students about Evrybit in JOUR 499: Journalism for Mobile and Emerging Platforms. The lab course taught by Amara Aguilar and Rebecca Hagerty is one of the most innovative classes in college journalism today. One of the class assignments is a mobile collaboration project on girls sports with the Los Angeles Times community engagement section.

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