Mobile journalism

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'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. 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

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 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

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