Robb Montgomery

Mobile Video Journalism - Training, Gear, & Courses

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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Mobile Journalism and Innovation Methods – #MOJO #Filmwalk #IJF17

Mobile Journalism and Innovation Methods – #MOJO #Filmwalk #IJF17

@VideoJournalist speaks about innovation and video formats for mobile and social journalism at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. Innovation Methods and Mobile Journalism A 360° view of social video stories & design thinking methods.  Combining the language and literacy of video storytelling with design thinking forms a powerful currency that can transform your newsroom, your […]

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10 ways you should be making social video with your phone

10 ways you should be making social video with your phone

  A video story for a mobile user consuming video content on Facebook has to be produced and edited very differently than for a broadcast news package to be viewed on television. In my research and practice as a video consultant on new story forms for news, I am constantly researching and testing the latest […]

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European TV stations convert 100 percent to iPhone for video reporting

European TV stations convert 100 percent to iPhone for video reporting

The Mobile Newsroom European broadcaster fully embraces mobile-based reporting. All reporters now use iPhone for TV newsgathering. This summer a chain of TV stations in Europe converted to smartphones and all of their reporters are producing all of their field reports with low-cost mobile gear. Here is a rough translation from articles that appeared in […]

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Mobile storytellers – Lessons From The Smartphone Newsroom

Mobile storytellers – Lessons From The Smartphone Newsroom

Here is a sneak peek at some of my slides from my next presentations in Perugia and Singapore on mobile storytelling. International Festival of Journalism  April 15-19, Perugia Digital Journalism World May 11-12, Singapore KEYNOTE “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom” 2015 edition The shift to mobile-first journalism is challenging both the way journalists produce and present interactive […]

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Mobile Journalism workshop – International Journalism Festival

Mobile Journalism workshop –  International Journalism Festival

In April I will be at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy presenting “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom”  and producing two workshops on mobile video and multimedia reporting.April 15-19, 2015 Keynote: “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom” The shift to mobile-first journalism is challenging both the way journalists produce and present interactive news for mobile audiences.  Montgomery will show […]

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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 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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