Robb Montgomery

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Smartphone to Silver Screen – Mobile journalism honored at global film festivals

A woman goes ice swimming for the first time in the frozen harbor of Helsinki in February.

Smartphone to silver screen: “Ice Swimming” won Best Smartphone Film at the Sunlight International Film Festival. The festival attracted 2,500 entries from more than 80 countries. This is proof that mobile journalism stories can make it to the big screen and find new audiences. A woman goes ice swimming for the first time in the […]

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The Medill freshman class I taught mobile journalism back in 2007

The Medill freshman class I taught mobile journalism back in 2007

I first used an iPhone to teach mobile journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University at a workshop on Nov. 27, 2007. I also taught them social media and simple data visualization techniques in the same workshop. The first thing I did I was to poll the freshman class about social media […]

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#MOJO: A school built completely around mobile journalism

#MOJO: A school built completely around mobile journalism

This student newsroom and media lab serves six journalism schools in Georgia. What would happen if you built your student newsroom completely around #MOJO mobile journalism? That was the question I asked in 2010 when I was brought in to design a new media lab for IREX. In 2017, we now know the answer. I […]

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#MOJO: This is what Mobile Journalism looks like today

#MOJO: This is what Mobile Journalism looks like today

Mobile Journalism has come a long way in 30 years Smartphones today are more powerful, their cameras ever sharper, and the apps for filming, editing and transmitting visual reports are allowing journalists to produce professional results from the field in near real-time. A VRT broadcast reporter getting hands-on #MOJO training in the streets of Brussels. […]

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