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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

178 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

Argentinian mobile journalism startup uses homemade Instagram filters to reinvent social storytelling

Wips.digital has taken a social-first approach to anonymous interviews on domestic violence and reporting around coronavirus

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/03/20

Tip: Download Twitter videos on iPhone and Android

Here is a handy shortcut for getting your hands on social media video - but make sure you have the copyright holder's consent first

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/02/20

Tip: Seven smartphone apps for photo editing

Make your mobile journalism picture-perfect with these editing tools

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/02/20

Bangladeshi reporters now have a mobile journalism guide written in their mother tongue

To end the era of poorly-translated foreign manuals, this new book by the mobile specialist Jamil Khan teaches local students and citizen journalists to use a smartphone for field reporting

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/02/20

Archant embraces mobile journalism to cover local news stories

Journalists are trained to shoot lots of simple smartphone footage when reporting out in the field to get their stories online faster and attract more viewers when interest is at its peak

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/02/20

Tip: How to include audio in your mobile screen recording

Follow these tips to to set up screen recording on your iPhone and capture audio or voiceover at the same time - perfect for smartphone tutorials

Posted by Daniel Green on 05/02/20

Tip: How to introduce reporters to mobile journalism

Download these apps and learn techniques for reporting with only your smartphone

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/02/20

App for journalists: Doubletake, for recording both sides of an interview on smartphone

This new free app by FilmicPro allows you to record with two cameras on your mobile phone at the same time to capture interactions

Posted by Daniel Green on 30/01/20

Dan McGarvey, reporter at CBC Calgary, on connecting with local communities through mobile journalism 'pop-up bureaus'

Big TV cameras can be intimidating to the public - so one Canadian community reporter uses just his smartphone to produce stories from underreported neighbourhoods

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/01/20

App for journalists: PhotoGrid, for creating eye-catching images on Instagram

As audiences flock to Instagram and TikTok for visual content, this app helps you create beautiful vertical stories to drive engagement

Posted by Daniel Green on 22/01/20

Five tips to get started with mobile journalism

Smartphones give you the power to report live from almost everywhere, film interviews and edit footage on the go

Posted by Bernhard Lill on 20/01/20

10 tips for introducing mobile journalism into local newsrooms

Smartphones allow journalists to report from a crowd because they are lightweight and discreet

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/01/20

Tip: Handy gadgets and gear for journalists

Power banks, smartphone rigs and a copy of essential media law to-hand can be life-savers in the field and on the newsdesk

Posted by Daniel Green on 10/01/20

What will the next decade look like for journalism?

From augmented reality to changing business models, we look at the challenges and tools that might shape the 2020s

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/12/19

Advice for using mobile journalism techniques in sports reporting

Make the most of your smartphone when interviewing players, telling their stories and reporting from the heart of the action

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/12/19

Christmas podcast: Journalism.co.uk looks back at 2019's hot (and not) topics in the media industry

What have we learned from 2019 and what is in store for 2020? Editor Marcela Kunova reflects on what topics journalists care about the most but also what content they share without reading

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/12/19

What did the 2010s mean for the media industry?

Before we dive into the 2020s, Journalism.co.uk looked back at the challenges and opportunities the past decade has brought to the UK newsrooms

Posted by Daniel Green on 19/12/19

What skills will journalists need in 2020?

Newsroom leaders from FT, CNN and Forbes reveal how they are preparing their reporters for the decade ahead and why it still matters to be able to pick up the phone

Posted by Melissa Spence and Amy Batt on 11/12/19

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