Finally: The English Version

14 Apr , 2018  

I´m really proud and happy that it´s finally there: the updated, English version of „Mobiler Journalismus“. And I´m even more proud to have worked on this with fellow Mojo Wytse Vellinga. We´ve called the book „Mobile Storytelling“ in order to precisely say what the book is about: Everything you need to know in order to tell a story with your smartphone. We hope that we have started something exciting – a book that we will update regularly, that you can use as ebook (available on Amazon or itunes) or even order as a printed version if you like a good read at night.

The ultimate, hands-on guide how to tell your story with your smartphone. For journalists, journalism trainers, teachers and students, for influencers, public relations professionals and everyone who wants to empower himself with professional storytelling knowledge. The book aims at radio, TV and multimedia journalists working for classic media outlets as well as social media and other online platforms – as freelancers or staff reporters and editors. More than 200 pages, more than 100 pictures and tables – a guidebook written by two mobile journalism expertsm with inside knowledge from mobile journalism legends like Glen B. Mulcahy, Marc B. Settle, Philip Bromwell, Sumayia Omar, Mike Castelluci and others.

The book assembles the most up-to-date knowledge on mobile Apps on major platforms (iOs & Android) as well as a guide to hardware and equipment. Many examples from the journalism praxis, step-by-step guides to apps and equipment. The authors: – Björn Staschen is a staff reporter and long-time video and mobile journalist with NDR, part of Germany´s biggest public service broadcasting network ARD. He founded and leads NDR´s NextNewsLab and works as speaker, trainer and advisor. – Wytse Vellinga is an international video and multimedia storytelling trainer from the Netherlands. He works for Dutch broadcasting company Omrop Fryslân as a Mobile journalist making daily news reports with Android, iOS and Windows Phones. He also works as a MoJo expert for Thomson Foundation in London and the European organisation of regional broadcasters Circom-Regional.

The content of the book includes:

1 Mobile Reportin: An Overview

2 “News Gathering“ on the move: Modern news agencies

3 What’s in a reporter’s bag? “Mobile Journalism” equipment

“May I use your mobile network, please?” – Interview with Marc Blank-Settle

4 Radio broadcasting on the move

„A reporter needs to be on the road.“ – Interview with Nicholas Garnett

5 TV on the go: Filming

„Storytelling is no longer the preserve of a small number of people in newsrooms.“ – Interview with Philip Bromwell

6 TV on the move: Editing

Phoning it it: „Professionals still need to be able to tell a good story. “ – Interview Mike Castellucci

7 TV on the move: Live Streaming

Livestreaming: „Thorough preparation is everything.“ – Interview with Philipp Weber

8 Digital Storytelling on the Move

Hashtag Our Stories: „Reality is the new quality.“ – Interview Sumaiya Omar

9 360 degrees – Being on the move in all directions

360 Degrees: Interview with Martin Heller


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