Getting Started with Mobile Reporting

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June 24, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Getting Started with Mobile Reporting
Originally Broadcast On:
June 24, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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More and more, reporters are expected to not only write text stories for print and for digital, but also to capture video, take photographs, and share information with the newsroom as news is happening. This may sound overwhelming, but with the right workflow, techniques and mindset, it doesn't need to be.

Robb Montgomery, author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism," shares lessons on mobile journalism (MOJO) and how they apply to reporters and news operations that are shifting to live, picture, video, and multimedia field reporting methods.

In this Webinar, you will learn how to tell compelling stories using your mobile devices and rich multimedia-enabled apps. Learn about the best practices for covering stories in the field.

About Robb Montgomery's book:

A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism: Volume 1, Photo Stories

Volume 1 of this interactive book teaches the fundamentals for using your smartphone camera to produce photo stories.

What Will I Learn:
  • The three levels of mobile reporting (workflows)
  • Innovative ways to tell visual stories with a mobile device
  • How field reporters create multimedia content
  • The most practical apps and essential gear
  • Storytelling techniques for creating snackable and shareable content for mobile consumers
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, producers, media students, educators and the next generation of mobile storytellers.

Course Instructor:

Robb Montgomery

Robb Montgomery is an international journalist based in Berlin. He is the author of a new book, “A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.”

He is the concept author and designer of the S.M.A.R.T. Media Lab - a new training facility in Tbilisi, Georgia built entirely around mobile media production.

He recently developed the mobile reporting training, technology and workflows used by hundreds of Radio Free Europe reporters and correspondents.

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