Following our recent virtual event with Morwen Williams and Robin Pembrooke from BBC News - “News in the New Norm”, this session focuses on Mobile Journalism (MoJo). Some of the questions raised on that occasion were around the impact that smartphones have had in revolutionising the way in which news is being gathered and the new opportunities offered by such an approach. This session looks at some of the practical issues, among other things, what smartphone, what gizmos, how do you edit and the thing that’s often forgotten …. sound!
Mobile Journalism had already created a stir, if not a revolution in the TV journalist community, add to that COVID-19 and challenges of social distancing, and the whole way of working is constantly changing. This rapidly evolving landscape means that people are continually working on what the way forward might be and seeking answers to the new challenges as they arise.
No one is more qualified to address this subject than Marc Settle, one of the leading trainers at the BBC Academy, who has a particular interest in the development and practice of mobile journalism. This is a not to be missed session for anyone interested in mobile journalism, whether as a student, practitioner or manager.
Before joining the BBC Academy Marc has a strong pedigree in BBC journalism having been at various times a reporter, presenter, producer and editor across the BBC. He’s edited Radio 4’s The World At One, presented Yesterday in Parliament, produced Election Night programmes for BBC Local Radio and reported for BBC Look East in Norwich.