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Become a master of mobile Video

The complete masterclass for Mobile Journalism used by top broadcasters and journalism schools.

Become video literate

You will make 10 video story projects and build skills.

Learn from anywhere

On-demand learning with unlimited replays and access to the video tutorials for one year.

Use any device

Android, iOS tablet can all be used in this course. 

Track your progress

You will earn a certificate when you complete the tutorials.

100+ lessons

Course includes a huge library of broadcast quality video tutorials .

Find your voice

Learn how to manage the microphone in various reporting scenarios.

Develop your style

By making 10 projects over six weeks you start to develop your own style for video reporting.

Commit to the course

Commit four hours per week to the study and assignments. 

Mobile Journalism
online course for schools

How to shoot and edit compelling video stories with a smartphone

This masterclass will guide you step-by-step through the video reporting and editing methods for mobile journalism.
All you need is a smartphone, a few apps, and this course.

Level: Beginner and intermediate
Projects: Make 10 videos
Format: Self-paced, on-demand
Equipment: Smartphone
Certificate: Issued upon completion

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This course is taught by Robb Montgomery

Robb teaches mobile journalism at journalism schools and for media groups worldwide. He is the author of two books: Mobile Journalism and 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 is a lead trainer for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, WAN-IFRA, Journalism Co UK and IREX and teaches the certificate course in Digital Storytelling for the public information officers of the United Nations.

Online and in-person he trains mobile journalism methods to reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, Channel News Asia, Belgian Public Television, Russ Media, Reuters, Radio Free Europe, TVN, TVP, VRT, MTV3, France24, IREX, International Red Cross, and Singapore Press Holdings. 

In 2011 he developed the broadcast mobile journalism training program for 600 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty correspondents and has trained more than 30,000 storytellers in mobile video storytelling for TV, social media, YouTube and news outlets.

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

He is @VideoJournalist on Twitter.