Mobile journalism reading resources

If you enjoyed working with this Manual as a starting point for your mobile journalism journey, here are more resources to continue your learning.

Tutorial sites

Epic Tutorials is a Youtube channel run by mobile storyteller Eliot Fitzroy, who is based in New Zealand. He creates step-by-step “how to” tutorials for professional apps like Filmic Pro and Luma Fusion. You can also follow Epic Tutorials on Twitter.

Primal Video is a Youtube channel run by Justin Brown, a film-maker and video producer based in Australia. He provides step-by-step guides to professional and consumer smartphone apps, and equipment reviews and tests. You can also follow Justin on Twitter.


Journalist’s Toolbox is a vast online resource for journalism in general. It has an excellent sub-section on mobile journalism which is regularly updated and includes links to websites, blogs, online guides and news stories.

Shoulderpod is a manufacturer of mobile journalism equipment. It has an excellent Mobile Journalism web-page with resources and information for journalists.


BBC Academy: This journalism education blog from the BBC covers all aspects of journalism.

Mobile Storytelling: A blog by Dutch television journalist and mobile journalism trainer Wytse Vellinga is an excellent practical resource.

SmartFilming: A blog in German by mobile journalist Florian Reichart. Florian’s ‘blog-roll‘ provides links to more than a dozen mobile journalism blogs around the world, many of which are in English.

Smartphone Film Pro: A blog managed by video journalist Neil Sheppard. One of the best sources of free information about apps, equipment and techniques.

Nick Garnett: He is a BBC radio and television journalist who has pioneered the use of smartphones, particularly for live reporting. Read his blog here.


Mobile Storytelling: A journalist’s guide to the smartphone galaxy, by Wytse Vellinga and Björn Staschen (Kindle e-book, March 2018)

MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook: How to Make Broadcast Videos with an iPhone or iPadby Ivo Burum and Stephen Quinn (Focal Press, 2015), ISBN-13: 978-1138824904

Mobiler Journalismus, by Björn Staschen (Springer, 2017), ISBN 978-3-658-11783-5, e-book ISBN 978-3-658-11783-5 (in German)

The Live-Streaming Handbook: How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop, by Peter Stewart (Routledge, 2017), ISBN-13: 978-1138630055

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