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Mobile journalism is now part of every area of news production, from photography to radio to virtual storytelling on platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Some creators have been active in this space for years, others are new to it. Whether you are looking for inspiration, connection or collaboration, we picked some of the names that everyone passionate about smartphone storytelling should follow.

Great for tips and tools

Geertje Algera smartphone video trainer | The Netherlands

Marc Blank-Settle trainer at BBC | UK

Laurent Clause journalist, mojo trainer and blogger on Video Online | France

Mark Egan consultant and video specialist | UK

Darko Flajpan international broadcast trainer | Croatia

Courtney G. Jones filmmaker and head of development at Macaroni Art Productions | US

Abdul Kabil Khan (Jamil Khan) assistant professor at the department of media studies and journalism at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh | Bangladesh

Guillaume Kuster founder of Tarkka Media | Finland

Richard Lackey iPhone filmmaker | UAE

Bernhard Lill trainer | Germany

Glen Mulcahy mobile journalism trainer and speaker, founder of MojoFest | Ireland

Bianca-Maria Rathay iPhone videographer | Germany

Florian Reichart video producer, author of Smartfilming blog | Germany

Kai Rüsberg mobile journalist at ARD | Germany

Toby Sadler smartphone video trainer | UK

Bertrand Samimi CEO of Via MaTélé and creator of CTPro app | France

Caroline Scott content creator and trainer | UK

Kim Slade adventure filmmaker and trainer | UK

Twan Spierts reporter and trainer | The Netherlands

Bjorn Staschen mobile journalist, head of NextNewsLab and project lead NDR Crossmedia News | Germany

Matthias Süßen journalist and trainer | Germany


Great for inspiration

Sabbir Ahmed YouTuber at Sabbir Live and lead mobile journalist at Bangladesh Times

| Bangladesh

Marcel Anderwert reporter for SRF | Switzerland

Philip Bromwell digital native content editor at RTE News | Ireland

Mike Buttery mojo filmmaker and trainer at BBC | UK

Dan Chung photographer and videographer | UK

Barkha Dutt journalist, Washington Post columnist, editor of Mojo | India

Laura El-Tantawy documentary and news photographer | UK and Egypt

Cedric Faiche mobile journalist at BFM TV | France

Dan McGarvey mobile journalist at CBC Calgary | Canada

Sruthin Lal mobile journalist and author of Happy Aano and Coronacyclips projects | India

Rob Layton senior teaching fellow, Bond University | Australia

Ana López multimedia journalist and mobile journalism trainer | Spain

Eleanor Mannion digital native content editor at RTE News | Ireland

Klaus Mittmansgruber video content reporter at OÖNachrichten | Austria

Cassius Rayner iPhone filmmaker | Global

Henna Saeed videojournalist at CityNews Calgary | Canada

Dougal Shaw solutions journalist, BBC | UK

Umashankar Singh senior editor, political and foreign affairs at NDTV | India

Leonor Suárez mojo TV journalist | Spain


Great all-rounders

Matias Amigo speaker, mobile journalism trainer, and founder of Wips.digital | Argentina

Mike Castellucci iPhone filmmaker and creator of Phoning It In | USA

Robb Montgomery journalist, trainer and founder of Smart Film School | Germany

Yusuf Omar co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories and wearable journalist | Global

Sumaiya Omar, co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories | Global

Corinne Podger trainer and consultant, author of Mobile Journalism Manual for Reporters and Newsrooms | Australia

Wytse Vellinga journalist and co-host of The mobile storytelling podcast | Europe

Who do we need to add to the list? Get in touch and let us know.

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