Today, reporters must work and publish across multiple platforms ranging from the website to the smartphone. The mobile device is one of those new platforms that reporters must use for newsgathering and reporting. Do you know the latest tools and techniques for using your mobile phone effectively as a reporter? You can find out how in an upcoming two-hour webinar, “Mobile + Journalism,” that will be offered in Spanish on Tuesday, Feb. 19 by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. This is the second time this webinar is being offered.
The instructor of the webinar is Robert Hernandez. He is an assistant professor in the School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and a veteran digital journalist. He is co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly forum on Twitter that engages journalists and media professionals from around the world. He is a national board member of the Online News Association, co-organizer of the Los Angeles Hacks/Hackers chapter, and co-chair of programming for the 2012 UNITY conference.
Registration is open now for the live, two-hour webinar that will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 a.m. (Austin, TX time). Check here to find out the corresponding time in your city.
Hernandez’s webinar will help attendees to learn the basics about mobile journalism, the global mobile user landscape, and how to produce journalism via the mobile device using different tools, apps and technologies.
The number of participants is limited, and registration is taking place through this link. Registration will remain open until Monday, Feb.18 at 5 p.m. (Austin time). Those who attend the webinar will need to pay a $15 administrative fee online. Those who participate in the webinar will receive a certificate from the Knight Center.
A webinar works like an in-person seminar or presentation. The participants will be able to hear the instructor and watch on their computer screens a PowerPoint presentation and other visual materials and demonstrations. They will also be able to interact with the instructor via chat, asking questions or making comments. Participants need a broadband connection to the Internet and the use of headphones is highly recommended.