Digital Storytelling For The Mobile Generation

Certificate Course in Design Thinking and Mobile Journalism. Video storytelling course developed for the United Nations.

Course Summary


This certificate course has been accredited by NGOS like the United Nations for their communications officer training.
The course combines Design Thinking with Mobile journalism and trainees will use innovation methods to develop a video story plan and then use mobile journalism methods to make prototypes that support the concept developed.

In this masterclass you will learn how to plan, film, edit and measure the impact of audience-centered stories.
All you need is a smartphone

Click on each of the course modules above to see a detailed syllabus. Trainees need to commit to five hours per week to complete this course.

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This course is taught by Robb Montgomery

He teaches mobile journalism at journalism schools worldwide and is the author of Smartphone Video Storytelling (Routledge – New York & London). Montgomery is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and former newspaper editor (Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune).

He teaches the certificate course in Digital Storytelling for the public information officers of the United Nations and trains mobile journalism methods to reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, Channel News Asia, Belgian Public Television, Russ Media, Radio Free Europe, TVN, TVP, VRT, MTV3, France24, IREX, International Red Cross, and Singapore Press Holdings. 

In 2011 he developed the mobile journalism training program for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and has trained more than 20,000 storytellers in mobile video methods.

He holds a b.a. in Journalism (1990 - Eastern Illinois University).

He is @VideoJournalist on Twitter.