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Tip: Check out this advice for capturing better photos with your smartphone

Improve the images you take with your phone with these tips for mobile journalists everywhere

Posted by Caroline Scott on 27/03/17

News outlet KentOnline increases mobile journalism output using MojoReporter tool

Sponsored: Since it started using the mobile content creation app, the publisher has seen a big increase in audience engagement

Posted by Guest author on 27/03/17

App for journalists: Google Street View, for capturing 360-degree photos

Reporters can use this free iOS and Android app to take spherical images using their phones

Posted by Caroline Scott on 13/03/17

App for journalists: Switcher Go, for more engaging Facebook Lives

Use this free iOS app to add images, pre-recorded video and your organisation's logo to your live streams

Posted by Caroline Scott on 06/03/17

Hacks, tips and tricks for mobile journalists

Take note of this crowdsourced advice when shooting and editing with your smartphone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 09/01/17

App for journalists: Cardboard Camera, for taking and sharing 360-degree photos

Use this free app to capture and share 360-degree images with immersive audio

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/12/16

App for journalists: Pocket Reporter, for guiding trainee journalists through the newsgathering process

This free Android app helps with the basics of reporting, prompting journalists to ask the right questions for their story

Posted by Caroline Scott on 12/12/16

'You're holding a device that looks like a gun' – The dangers of mobile journalism in war zones

Reporters often extol the benefits of mojo techniques and equipment, but Nick Garnett of BBC 5Live explains where this workflow can prove challenging and potentially dangerous

Posted by Caroline Scott on 05/12/16

Tip: How to use your iPhone's burst mode to take the perfect shot

Take note of this tip for taking photographs at events where time is of the essence

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/11/16

App for journalists: Pie, for creating and sharing 360-degree videos

This free app enables you to produce spherical footage with your iPhone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 21/11/16

How mobile journalism can help reporters get closer to the story

Dutch mobile journalist Geertje Algera explains why she has moved from using traditional cameras to reporting with her iPhone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 21/11/16

How two BBC journalists filmed a news package for television with a smartphone

Dougal Shaw, video innovation journalist, BBC, explains how he made a standard TV package for network television, filmed entirely on his iPhone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 07/11/16

Bangladeshi newspaper Prothom Alo is training its reporters in mobile journalism to increase its video output

Journalists at Prothom Alo are using Android devices to produce videos for the newspaper's website and social media channels

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/10/16

How Finland's MTV3 is bringing mobile journalism into the newsroom

The channel's news reporters are hoping mobile journalism will allow them to break stories first while reaching wider audiences on social media

Posted by Caroline Scott on 24/10/16

10 video formats to tell stories from your mobile phone

Mobile journalism expert Robb Montgomery explains the wide range of videos that can be produced by reporters for social media

Posted by Caroline Scott on 17/10/16

Longform mobile journalism: Why one reporter produced an entire documentary using mobile devices

Spanish television journalist Leonor Suarez shares the benefits and the challenges she encountered while creating a 50-minute history documentary using her mobile phone and tablet

Posted by Caroline Scott on 09/10/16

How BBC mobile journalism training helped Bradford residents tell their own stories

The city's community learned to film, edit and produce their own video stories with their smartphones

Posted by Caroline Scott on 26/09/16

CEO Secrets: How the BBC Business Unit is engaging audiences on Facebook

The BBC Business Unit's year-long video series is using the social media platform to attract more viewers with 'news you can use'

Posted by Caroline Scott on 06/09/16

How to get started in mobile journalism

Mobile journalists and trainers shared their tips and starter advice at the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 05/09/16

Mobile video skills help Syrian refugees tell their own stories

Mobile video specialist Imran Azam taught a group of refugees in Amsterdam how to shoot and edit footage using their smartphones

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/08/16

The Daily Vox is training young reporters to 'establish new traditions' in South African journalism

'What we cover is very much to do with what people are hearing and feeling, and the things that want to push us to a better and just society', explains Azad Essa, co-founder of The Daily Vox

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 25/08/16

How Syrian refugees are finding their voice through mobile journalism

Imran Azam, organiser of The Art of Filming Meetup group, explains how he taught a group of refugees to tell their own stories using their smartphones

Posted by Caroline Scott on 23/08/16

Tip: Check out this advice for building a mobile journalism starter kit

Here are some of the apps and equipment that can make the life of a rookie mobile journalist easier

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/08/16

Mobile journalism mistakes to avoid

We asked, you answered! Take note of this crowdsourced advice when reporting with your smartphone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/08/16

How to use Live:Air Solo for more control over your Facebook Live streams

The free app allows users to broadcast in 16:9, add lower thirds and introduce pre-recorded footage

Posted by Caroline Scott on 08/08/16

Mobile journalism skills help schoolchildren contribute to community news site

Cardiff University's Centre for Community Journalism is teaching youngsters the art of storytelling through mobile journalism techniques, enabling them to challenge issues in their area

Posted by Caroline Scott on 08/08/16

Ditching the DSLR: Why a BBC journalist filmed only on a mobile phone for a month

Dougal Shaw, BBC video innovation journalist, spent four weeks on what he described as a 'mojo diet' – but could he stomach it?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/08/16

The Collectors: The RTÉ documentary filmed entirely on an iPhone 6S Plus in 4K

Eleanor Mannion, the director of the documentary, tells Journalism.co.uk about her experiences filming, and why the smartphone was the right device for the project

Posted by Caroline Scott on 25/07/16

How one reporter covered the attacks in Nice and Munich with a mobile phone

Richard Gutjahr, reporter for German national broadcaster ARD, explained how basic mobile technology allowed him to cover the two attacks

Posted by Caroline Scott on 25/07/16

Hindustan Times uses Snapchat filters to enable sexual assault survivors to speak freely on camera

'I thought there must be a more accessible way to disguise someone’s face using new technology, and Snapchat was just that'

Posted by Caroline Scott on 11/07/16

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