A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism

This book teaches how to use smartphones to produce powerful picture stories. It was written for media students and educators teaching media production courses at all levels. www.mojogui.de

14,903 words

122 pages

183 illustrations

What you will learn:

• Practical and innovative methods to take better pictures with whatever mobile device you have with you

• The fundamentals of apps, camera controls, composition, and lighting

• The gear field reporters use to make photo stories

• Unlock your potential as a storyteller by understanding how great stories are made

• Use groundbreaking new apps to craft rich, multimedia reports

• Learn how creating trust can help you make great portraits


“The MOJO Guide is a wonderfully complete and strikingly accessible training book for anyone who wants to create compelling stories with their mobile phone and/or camera. It covers the basics of good visual journalism and the technical aspects that are so important today.”

Howard I. Finberg

The Poynter Institute

“We all know mobile matters. Now Robb shows everyone how it can be done: demystifying the technology and showing what is possible with the camera you always have in hand. Essential.”

Peter Bale

CNN International

“Robb’s comprehensive ‘A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism’ is the ‘go-to’ and ‘how-to’ for mobile visual journalism. Congratulations for publishing this masterpiece of bringing the complexity of mojo technology to the level of simplicity in real-world practice.”

Martha L Stone

CEO, World Newsmedia Network

A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism

Volume 1 - Photo Stories

Copyright ©2014 by Robb Montgomery


Produced in Germany

Published in the United States of America

First edition, 2014

ISBN 978-0-9903502-0-0

Visual Editors


Robb Montgomery is a former editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, and has been working as an independent media consultant since 2005.

From designing the world's first mobile-first newsroom in Georgia to training Egyptian journalists on documentary film, Robb Montgomery has fully embraced the idea of video storytelling going mobile no matter the locale.


Montgomery develops workflows and training for broadcasters and publishers to help their reporters report and file social video and multimedia story packages from the field.

His training courses are used by reporters at The New York Times, CNN, Channel News Asia, Singapore NewsMedia, and in newsrooms and journalism schools everywhere.

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