MoJo – Mobile Journalism

Mobile Journalism (MoJo) is digital storytelling where the main device used for covering news and creating content is a smartphone.

The advantage of the smartphone is that it is – in combination with a variety of apps – cheaper smaller, lighter and easier to use than traditional broadcast journalism equipment and software. Photos, videos, documentaries, audio, podcasts, graphics and live coverage can be created and edited on the run and uploaded online, e.g. to social platforms, direct from the device.

The objective of this course is to introduce journalists, NGO staff, educators and teachers to the world of mobile journalism.

Whether you,

  • as a journalist until now mostly have been working in print media and now wanna switch;
  • as a staff member of an NGO, want to document your projects and your work or want to help others tell their own stories;
  • as an educator and teacher who will soon be leading journalism projects at your school:

Our daily exercises and tasks will help you develop confidence in your abilities to accomplish any task imaginable.

We will talk about 

  • what you need to get started, 
  • how to best use your smartphone for photographing, filming, editing and recording audio
  • how to plan and write audio stories,
  • how to best capture location audio and to do audio reporting,
  • how to go live with your smartphone,
  • the differences between storytelling for horizontal & vertical platforms,
  • how to use the internet for investigative journalism,
  • data journalism and community-driven journalism,
  • tools that help you to discover fake news and fact checking,
  • … and more.





If you wanna join as a group (min. 2 participants) and the above mentioned timetable is not working for you, please feel free to suggest a more convenient one so we can set up an additional course! 

Course languages are English, German and French.

The course fee is 520€.

The number of participants is limited to 2-8.

Course location: Rua da Guiné 22, 1170-173 Lisbon, Portugal

A detailed program is available on demand!