Mobile Journalism

Join a small group of trainees for:

  • Live video meetups
  • A six-week masterclass 
  • Make 10 video projects
  • Access 100+ video tutorials and case studies
  • Instructor-led support

The next class starts January 25.
Register now.

This six-week course 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.

Time to complete: Reserve four hours per week to complete the weekly assignments.

Projects:  You will make 10 video story projects to build a portfolio of skills

Terms: You will have access to instructor over the six weeks and to the online tutorials for one year. 

Format: Small class group led by the instructor.
This interactive online course is project-based and features active learning with on-demand tutorials with unlimited replays.

Support: Four live video group discussions (Zoom meetups) with the instructor are paced throughout to track your progress and a private online forum is reserved exclusively for students and alumni of this course to further share and support you on your journey .

Equipment needs: Smartphone. 

Certificate: Issued upon completion.

Class size: 15 persons

Registration for this course is organized by Journalism Co UK - Enroll now.
Important dates

January 25

Class begins

January 29

First video meetup
(5 p.m. Berlin time) 

December 9

Final Projects due

March 5

Film Screening and discussion

Weekly assignments

MOJO case studies, camera setups and shots.

Make Project 1 
and Project 2

Simple video editing and text over video.

Make Project 3
and Project 4

Interviewing for video, edit sound bites.

Make Project 5
and Project 6

Live reporting and piece-to-camera.

Make Project 7

Script-writing, recording narration.

Make Project 8
and Project 9

Storyboarding and documentary film   preparation.

Shoot and edit your FINAL PROJECT

What students say they like about this course:

+ Valuable information
+ Clear explanations
+ Engaging delivery
+ Helpful practice activities
+ Knowledgeable instructor

"This course is packed with rich content and information on how to create videos. Each lecture provided instructional materials and tools to help you make video production easy. This is a course not to be missed."
— Jane Lee ★★★★★

"Wow! Great content! One of the best courses I have taken!"
— Danny Sparks ★★★★★

"Robb's teaching style is very engaging and he does a great job of presenting the material in an easy-to-learn manner."
— Daniel Clifton ★★★★★

"Once I started the course, I could not quit until I had completed it. Each segment was interesting, informative, creatively presented and edited with precision. I loved the course and learned a lot from it."
— Randy Hendricks ★★★★★

“The Instructor's knowledge and experience are top notch and his  training programs are presented in a clear, concise way.”
— Janet Vasil ★★★★★

“Excellent detail in the examples. Like the fact that he gives real equipment names for use with the iPhone, so you don't have to try to search google or amazon to find something that might or might not work.”
— Eddie Mikell ★★★★★

Smart Film School

This course is taught by Robb Montgomery

Robb teaches mobile journalism at journalism schools and for media groups worldwide.  He 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 is a lead trainer for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, WAN-IFRA, 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 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.