Robb Montgomery

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A guide to video storytelling for education

A guide to video storytelling for education

Journalism students and professors at the University of Notre Dame, the EFJ School of New Journalism in France, FH Journalism Studies in Vienna, Stockholm University of Media Studies, Ithaca College (New York), and the Danish School of Media and Journalism use these course packs in their diploma studies and certificate courses. These self-directed lessons are designed […]

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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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What are the right ingredients for online video?

What are the right ingredients for online video?

What are the right ingredients for online video? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently told Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner that “Video is a megatrend.” That bombshell revelation signals that publishers have to become much more video-savvy and focused on the behaviors and trends for engaging with mobile video consumers. From silent and square video formats […]

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Vertical presentation of news for mobile users – The New York Times: “Greenland is Melting Away”

Vertical presentation of news for mobile users – The New York Times: “Greenland is Melting Away”

Watch this @nytimes #Greenland melting piece for great example of vertical storytelling for mobile users. pic.twitter.com/hZekuU1zJg — Robb Montgomery (@robbmontgomery) October 27, 2015 If you want to see the future of presenting news content to the mobile-first generation, then open this story on your mobile device.“Greenland is Melting Away”  VR headsets might someday take off, […]

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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 news video has a vertical problem and it’s not for the reasons you might think.

Mobile news video has a vertical problem and it’s not for the reasons you might think.

PEW says that mobile devices drive the majority of traffic to the stories that media companies produce.  It is time to start understanding about some of the ways that the mobile video experience is changing journalism. This post examines the classic video/film interview. How is vertical video changing the the interview style of journalists? The concept […]

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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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