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'Tell personal stories to help explain the big issues in the news' – Q&A with mobile journalist Wytse Vellinga

The mobile journalist and trainer explains how he uses his mobile phone to get closer to his audience

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/05/17

Mobile journalism is helping CBC focus on digital storytelling

'It was a complete reversal of the usual way of doing things, which is starting with the television pack and seeing what else you had time for'

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/05/17

3 smartphone apps for creating time-lapse videos on the go

Check out these free apps to make stunning visuals for social media

Posted by Jessica Graf on 16/05/17

From radio journalism to digital-first: Q&A with Nick Garnett, BBC Radio 5 Live

Nick Garnett of BBC Radio 5 Live is now a digital-first journalist after many years in radio storytelling. What does this change mean in practice?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/05/17

Is Android the future of mobile journalism?

Elizabeth Mearns, BBC, explains how professionals outside Europe and the US are choosing to use Android devices. Is it time we got out of our iOS bubble?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 11/05/17

Mobile journalism at CBC: Enthusiasm is contagious

A phone's battery can die after three minutes of filming in the cold, so how do CBC's mobile journalists cover stories in Northern Canada?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 10/05/17

The importance of undertaking risk assessments: 'No story is worth dying for'

Advancements in mobile journalism mean reporters are working alone now more than ever, so how should they protect themselves out in the field?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 08/05/17

Why using Snapchat can make you a better storyteller

The Stories format can now be found on other social networks – what can Snapchat still offer storytellers?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 05/05/17

Storytellers who don't tell stories? SVT's mobile journalism journey

Journalists were missing out on stories waiting for the camera crews to arrive. Here's how the newsroom transformed its workflow

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 05/05/17

App for journalists: PowerDirector, for advanced video editing on Android

This free app allows you to produce news packages for social media, broadcast and online

Posted by Jessica Graf on 24/04/17

Tool for journalists: Shoulderpod X1 Pro, a production rig for your smartphone and accessories

Sponsored: This light and sturdy piece of kit allows reporters to easily add microphones, lights and extra batteries to their mobile devices

Posted by Guest author on 24/04/17

App for journalists: Clips, for creating videos with animated captions

This free iOS app allows mobile journalists to create short videos with text, stickers and music

Posted by Jessica Graf on 19/04/17

Tip: Tools and equipment advice for the beginner and more advanced mobile journalist

Check out this guide for a list of apps, tools and hardware to try out when getting your mojo on

Posted by Jessica Graf on 12/04/17

With a 90 minute Facebook Live, CBC Calgary wants to 'flip the traditional broadcast-to-social workflow'

The show, produced entirely on iPhones, will be condensed into an hour-long programme for television

Posted by Caroline Scott on 10/04/17

App for journalists: Lexis Audio Editor, for editing audio files on your smartphone

This free Android app enables journalists to record and edit one or more audio files on a single-track editor

Posted by Caroline Scott on 03/04/17

RTÉ is producing a new video series for Facebook using only mobile devices

The broadcaster is aiming to engage audiences on social media with stories that 'aren't on the TV news agenda'

Posted by Caroline Scott on 28/03/17

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

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