Tools for Mobile Journalism 2015

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
January 22, 2015 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Tools for Mobile Journalism 2015
Originally Broadcast On:
January 22, 2015
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Modern smartphones are faster than the computers at some of our desks. Their screens pack more pixels into a smaller camera and the images they produce are often indiscernible from those from professional models. Our audiences, too, are using smartphones to consume our content more and more.

And yet we still do most of our work on desktops and laptops.

This Webinar will help you discover new apps and tools to take advantage of the phone you always carry in your pocket. You will learn to use your iOS or Android device to save you time and energy and make your journalism stronger.

What Will I Learn:
  • Why thinking mobile first will make you a more powerful journalist
  • Apps and tools for reporting, photojournalism, social media, security and more
  • How to build effective workflows to fit these into your busy workday
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, photojournalists, editors, producers and others who want to cover news faster and better in the mobile age. Smartphone platforms will include iOS and Android.

Course Instructor:

Ren LaForme

Ren LaForme is the Digital Tools Reporter for He runs Try This! — Tools for Journalism, which is an effort to find, share and provide training around the best digital tools for journalists.

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