Download the Syllabus for Mobile Journalism.

Mobile Journalism Syllabus for teaching mobile journalism

The mobile journalism textbook “Smartphone Video Storytelling” features a companion web site and a section for educators who are using the book with their students.

mobile journalism syllabus

Learning outcomes

I teach students in my university mobile journalism courses to be able to:

  • Use smartphones for newsgathering
  • Shoot video with smartphones
  • Produce live streams using smartphones
  • Conduct interviews with smartphones
  • Edit video with smartphones
  • Present stories for mobile audiences
  • Produce videos for different social platforms
  • Produce social video reports with a smartphone
  • Write a great script and record voice-over narration
  • Produce reporter-led stories
  • Report character-led stories
  • Produce piece-to-camera segments
  • Produce vertical video stories
  • Make a video from photos and a script
  • Edit video on deadline
  • Record smooth video
  • Film in shot sizes and patterns
  • Use the best apps for video
  • Perform simple, but powerful video editing
  • Compress time with sequences
  • Edit audio tracks
  • Storyboard a short video report
  • Organize visual elements into a video story

View and download the “Sample Syllabus for teaching Mobile Journalism” in the Instructor Resources section at