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Smartphone Reporting Webinar June 15

By Serbino Sandifer-Walker, DJTF V.P. – TSU Journalism Professor

The smartphone is becoming a must have for today’s journalists. From iPhone to Android and Blackberry, these mobiles are turning reporting into a seamless experience.

NABJ Institute and the Digital Journalism Task Force (DJTF) will host a “Smartphone Reporting”  webinar Tuesday, June 15, 12:30p.m. (ET) on the Smartphone Reporting blog.   

DJTF’s Serbino Sandifer-Walker, a journalist and journalism professor, will be joined by award-winning reporters Gio Benitez of CBS4 Miami and Jeremy Jojola of KOB-TV Albuquerque.  Benitez and Jojola are producing groundbreaking reports with their smartphones.

Benitez was the first reporter to shoot and edit a television package using an iPhone 3GS in June of 2009.  His report garnered international buzz and set-off a global conversational about mobile phone reporting.  Click here to see the report.

Jojola is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter who uses his iPhone to gather elements for his investigative pieces, including using it as a hidden camera.  Jojola was one of the first reporters in the nation to conduct a live shot with his iPhone. Click here to see the report.

Tech-savvy college students are also making the most of mobile phone reporting. Texas Southern University journalism major Samii Noel Thompson will showcase her mobile reporting skills.  She told the story of a blind journalist using her iPhone.  Click here to see the report.  

The one-hour interactive session will include tips and highlight the pros and cons of using smartphones to report news stories.




Home of the National Association of Black Journalists's (NABJ's) Digital Journalism Task Force

5 thoughts on “Smartphone Reporting Webinar June 15

  1. Will the webinar be recorded and archived online for those who cannot attend? Thank you for your consideration of this matter and making it possible to view the event after-the-fact..

  2. Its sad that this will be only for American journalists. I am from Africa and i have done mobile reporting for a Dutch website. I could have wanted to learn the advances in mobile reporting which could have helped me a lot in my reporting and presentation. As a journalist in a developing country, i think it could have added more value and impact to my work.

    1. Nesh: you are more than welcome to join this or any of our training opportunities. CoverItLive is a web-based application, so as long as you have Internet access, you’re welcome to join us. And if you can’t, we’ll have the transcript of the session posted at this website, and encourage you or anyone else to use it.

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