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Seven mobile apps for creating that quick multimedia extra

In the age of social media, reporters on the scene of a news story face increasing pressure to produce fast, compelling tweets and status updates for their publications.

This creates a challenge: How do you generate content while still reporting?

I found seven mobile apps that can help reporters quickly produce compelling photos, video clips and other visuals that draw readers in — and encourage them to come back for more.

I call this “cotton candy content.” It’s light to produce and easy to distribute and sometimes gives readers a pleasant buzz.

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