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Getting Started with Mobile Reporting

About This Course

More and more, reporters are expected to not only write text stories for print and for digital, but also to capture video, take photographs, and share information with the newsroom as news is happening. This may sound overwhelming, but with the right workflow, techniques and mindset, it doesn't need to be.

Robb Montgomery, author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism," shares lessons on mobile journalism (MOJO) and how they apply to reporters and news operations that are shifting to live, picture, video, and multimedia field reporting methods.

In this Webinar, you will learn how to tell compelling stories using your mobile devices and rich multimedia-enabled apps. Learn about the best practices for covering stories in the field.


What Will I Learn?

  • The three levels of mobile reporting (workflows)
  • Innovative ways to tell visual stories with a mobile device
  • How field reporters create multimedia content
  • The most practical apps and essential gear
  • Storytelling techniques for creating snackable and shareable content for mobile consumers

Who Should Take this Course?

Reporters, producers, media students, educators and the next generation of mobile storytellers.

Course Instructor

Robb Montgomery

Robb Montgomery

Robb Montgomery is an international journalist based in Berlin. He is the author of the book, "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism."

He is the concept author and designer of the S.M.A.R.T. Media Lab - a new training facility in Tbilisi, Georgia built entirely around mobile media production.

He recently developed the mobile reporting training, technology and workflows used by hundreds of Radio Free Europe reporters and correspondents.

He has taught visual editing to graduate students at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and currently contributes as a journalism professor to the International Academy of Journalism in Hamburg.

Montgomery has worked as an editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune and led large-scale redesign projects at several publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, Leadership, and The San Francisco Examiner.

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