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10 years of mobile journalism – an essay by Robb Montgomery

10 years of mobile journalism – an essay by Robb Montgomery

The presenters at the first #MOJOCON have been asked to contribute and an original essay for the the RTE International Mobile Journalism Conference, taking place March 27-28, in Dublin.  Here’s mine . . . 10 years of mobile journalism In 2006, I pitched a crazy idea to the director of the World Editors Forum. I […]

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A mobile-first manifesto for news and visual content marketing

A mobile-first manifesto for news and visual content marketing

The smartphone is the new reporter’s notebook. The power that journalists now have to find, report and share multimedia stories from the field is nothing short of a revolution. The smartphone has become the beating heart for both news production and consumption. Mobile-only journalism will replace “mobile-first,” “digital-first” and the other transitional phrases we have […]

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Mobile news design – Vertical video and vertical presentation for news

Mobile news design – Vertical video and vertical presentation for news

Is vertical video always bad?  pic.twitter.com/XobOkUyium— Robb Montgomery (@robbmontgomery) January 28, 2015 The new Twitter video feature is causing many broadcasters to groan over the vertical videos that amateurs will post to the Twittersphere from breaking news events. Twitter’s app update forces a vertical format when recording video and crops them to a square format. […]

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2015 will be the year of the mobile field reporter

2015 will be the year of the mobile field reporter

  The mobile reporting and smartphone filmmaking revolution is going to get a lot more interesting in the new year. Here is what is on the 2015 calendar so far. In January, the good people at ICFJ and IJNET will be offering my new 10-lesson Quick Start Video Course in mobile video journalism.  They will offer a new, […]

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The Newsroom in Your Pocket

The Newsroom in Your Pocket

This, just in. A review of my favorite Presentation: “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom,” given in Singapore for WAN-IFRA Digital Media Asia 2014. It is the latest version of a talk I have been giving since 2010. All fresh examples! http://blog.wan-ifra.org/2014/11/18/the-newsroom-in-your-pocket “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom” is a popular presentation by mobile and video journalism […]

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The MOJO Pyramid

The MOJO Pyramid

The MOJO Pyramid allows trained reporters carrying mobile gear to be out in the field, where the stories and the subjects of those stories exist. The MOJO Pyramid has three layers, each one requiring different combininations of skills, gear and expertise. 1) VJs – Highly skilled, solo field reporters with specialized gear and the most demanding […]

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11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

11 smart habits to improve your digital storytelling

11 Smart habits to improve your digital storytelling Know your audience Write for structure Master more than one story form Develop basic coding skills Create powerful visual narratives Use data to tell stories Use design methods for story coverage and package planning Adopt and master emerging story forms Consistently provide excellent metadata and social media engagement Embrace […]

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Designing a mobile-first newsroom in Tbilisi, Georgia

Designing a mobile-first newsroom in Tbilisi, Georgia

Welcome to the world’s first mobile-first newsroom. Built for the mobile generation, IREX’s Mobile Multimedia Education Center in Tbilisi is a multipurpose, multimedia journalism studio and learning space that embraces mobile media and innovation in journalism. The S.M.A.R.T Media lab project in Tbilisi, Georgia was designed from the ground up to embrace the mobile lifestyle […]

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