How smartphones can help you make news video, radio, and multi-platform stories as a journalist.
Smartphones are an affordable and portable production studio for every journalist, whether you work in TV, radio, online news or for a newspaper.
Mobile phone cameras and microphones can produce high quality video and audio, but there are some challenges to keep in mind.
Accessories like a tripod, external microphone, powerbank and an external light will give you the best results as a mobile journalist.
Here are all the apps mentioned in the Mobile Journalism Manual, with download links, guides and tutorials.
Tips for finding a great mobile journalism story, and choosing the best filming locations.
Master the shot types and angles used in professional video journalism.
Good composition and professional framing will improve your video journalism and storytelling.
This checklist will help you prepare to film your mobile journalism story, so that when you press ‘record’, you are completely ready.
Smartphone cameras can film good quality footage, but you may get better results with a third-party app. Here are some recommendations.
Broadcast quality audio is essential for professional mobile journalism. An external microphone and third-party apps will help you get the best sound for your video.
These apps are ideal for newcomers to mobile journalism. They are ideal for producing social videos and learning the fundamentals of professional video editing.
Here you will find high-end video editing and post-production apps ideal for using your smartphone to create complex television and online stories and for making documentaries.
This section is a guide to apps for adding titles, captions, and a logo to your finished video, and apps for automatic transcription and subtitling.
Videos for social platforms use a wide range of formats, durations and styles. Here are some case studies to spark your creativity!
Videos can be produced using in-app video editing tools on Instagram Stories and TikTok. Find out more in this section.
Anyone with a smartphone can do live broadcasts cheaply and easily from anywhere with an internet connection. Here are some tips for the types of stories to cover “live”.
How should you prepare for a live broadcast on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Here we describe the equipment you will need, and provide links to help you deliver a great broadcast.
Here you will find social forums, conferences, festivals, and mobile journalists to follow on Twitter, so you can share your work and follow updates on mobile journalism apps, equipment and workflow.
The Mobile Journalism Manual is a great starting point for your 'mojo' journey. Here are more resources to continue learning.
Lots of tutorials are mentioned in this Manual. We've listed them all below.