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45 mobile journalists you should follow

Are you looking for inspiration, connections or collaborations in the MoJo community? Here is our pick of the best smartphone content creators

Posted by Marcela Kunova, Jacob Granger on 02/09/21

How to set up a mobile-first newsroom

With mobile news consumption on the rise, two MoJo experts from Bangladesh share tips on changing the way you think about creating content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/08/21

Mobile journalists Sabbir Ahmed and Jamil Khan on creating a mobile-first newsroom

The co-authors of a new MoJo manual share their top tips and takeaways for creating news content using smartphones, live video, social audio and vertical Stories

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/07/21

Tip: Go mojo for your summer snaps and videos

Shooting in sunlight? Use your smartphone to capture picture perfect shots

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/06/21

Nuseir Yassin: 'Media brands must focus on human stories or they will lose out to social content'

The vlogger behind the Nas Daily brand with 40m followers urges news outlets to change the way they tell stories before opinionated content creators scoop up the audience's attention

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/06/21

Six steps to setting up your home studio with a smartphone

Learn how to create professional content using mobile gadgets and DIY hacks

Posted by Josey Vaughan-Hughes and Jacob Granger on 20/05/21

Try to ask the public "Are you happy?" next time you are covering an election campaign

Four Indian journalists set out on a road trip to report on the Kerala local election. With one simple question, they spotlighted issues communities really care about

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/04/21

No newsroom, no problem: tips and tricks for working through lockdown

When covid-19 forced newsrooms to close their doors, journalists had to start working from kitchen tables and makeshift home studios. Three reporters share their sources of inspiration and clever shortcuts

Posted by Zi Wang on 14/01/21

Five tips for media studies freshers

Are you worried about starting a journalism degree during the pandemic? We answer your questions about virtual student life

Posted by Zaynah Esat on 14/01/21

Tip: 12 must-have apps for mobile journalism

Download and try these essential apps for every reporter's smartphone

Posted by Freya McCoy on 06/01/21

Seven free tools for journalists to try in 2021

Upgrade your editing arsenal and organise your schedule at no extra cost with this round-up of mobile apps and online resources

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/01/21

MoJo checklist: covering political events with a smartphone during covid-19

NDTV's Umashankar Singh shares tips on braving the streets (and helicopters) to cover rallies in the midst of a global pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/01/21

Journalism.co.uk's favourite stories of 2020

As we near the end of a challenging year for the media industry, we spotlight standout stories of inspiration and innovation from our team, our contributors and journalism students

Posted by Marcela Kunova and Jacob Granger on 23/12/20

Mobile phone, mask and multi-pocket jacket: covering the US election as a smartphone journalist

Social distancing and the risk of infection has made political events difficult to cover. RAI's special correspondent Nico Piro reveals how mobile journalism enabled him to report on the election and keep safe

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/12/20

A new book covers pretty much all things mobile journalism

Smartphone tools, check. Techniques for reporting in video, audio, photography and graphics, check check. With 200 illustrations and 16 videos, we dubbed this all-rounder 'the MoJo bible'

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 21/12/20

Tip: How to find free music for your next video

Bookmark this comprehensive online resource so you can always get that perfect soundtrack for your video package

Posted by Lewis Mackenzie on 16/11/20

Tip: Five iPhone apps for shooting video

Need to create television-quality content using your smartphone? Mobile journalism trainer Wytse Vellinga offers his favourite tools for the job

Posted by Sophie Aristotelous on 12/11/20

App for journalists: MyScoop, for commissioning mobile and citizen journalism

This new tool allows you to upload film and photo exclusives during breaking news events and charge organisations for using your content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/11/20

Documenting India's migrant crisis with smartphones and bicycles

Two mobile journalists pedalled 600km to share the stories of migrant workers who fled the Indian capital because of the coronavirus pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/10/20

World News Day: seven stand-out pieces of journalism in 2020

From the pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement and the climate emergency, this year has been full of twists and turns. Journalism.co.uk celebrates quality reporting on what matters to our communities

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/09/20

Tip: Five steps to become a mobile journalism wizard

Your smartphone can be a handy tool for your everyday reporting, but it can be tough to perfect. PressPad provides takeaways from its mojo masterclass

Posted by James Gray on 22/09/20

Cassius Rayner, iPhone filmmaker, on staying creative during covid-19

Like most freelancers, Rayner lost his income during the pandemic while fearing for his health. But rather than giving up, he poured his worries into a creative project that documented history in the making

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/09/20

New mobile journalism learning tool is set to win hearts

Want to try your hand at smartphone storytelling techniques? With this deck of cards, you will always have a MoJo trick up your sleeve

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 18/08/20

180 non-white speakers you need at your next journalism event to avoid 'whanels'

Talking about diversity is good. Including these speakers' voices and expertise at your conference shows attendees you actually mean it

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/08/20

Seven new journalism podcasts to help you get through the pandemic

Stuck inside and in need of inspiration? Check out these new shows

Posted by Jacob Granger and Marcela Kunova on 24/07/20

CNN International launches new show about the ups and downs of WFH

For the first time, we are trying to keep the economy going by having such a large number of people working from their living rooms. CNN anchors - broadcasting from their homes - are exploring this uncharted territory

Posted by Daniel Green on 09/04/20

App for journalists: Emulsio, for stabilising shaky camera footage

As more reporters turn to mobile journalism in times of lockdown, this app helps your videos look more steady and professional

Posted by Daniel Green on 03/04/20

How to record remote podcast interviews using the 'Simul Rec' technique

Sick of phone call sound quality? This video explainer tells you how to get better audio quality of your guest without being in the same room

Posted by Jacob Granger on 31/03/20

Tip: A crash course in mojo filming

A BBC mobile journalist offers some starting points for mobile journalism newcomers

Posted by Daniel Green on 27/03/20

Lessons from Italy: best practices for field reporting during the coronavirus lockdown

An Italian mobile journalist reveals how his experience of covering the Afghanistan War and the Ebola outbreak has shaped his crisis reporting

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/03/20

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