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15 February, 2015

PERUGIA - International Journalism Festival

In April I will be at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy presenting “Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom”  and producing two workshops on mobile video and multimedia reporting.

April 15-19, 2015

Keynote: "Your Smartphone is Your Newsroom"
The shift to mobile-first journalism is challenging both the way journalists produce and present interactive news for mobile audiences. 

Montgomery will show new ways of reporting and sharing videos and multimedia content that connects with mobile consumers. 

Emerging mobile behaviors are forcing producers to find innovative solutions. Among the challenges are how to best present reports for “tallscreen” mobile users.

He will also show what it takes to begin to retool news operations into a mobile-first operation by organizing workflows around highly-responsive mobile news production and delivery.

Robb Montgomery consults with large media houses like Radio Free Europe to retool their thinking, training and workflows around mobile journalism, mobile apps and delivering a great mobile experience from top to bottom.

WORKSHOP: Mobile Reporting: Video Journalism 
Upgrade your mobile video reporting toolkit with the best gear and story techniques.
Choose the best gear and apps for video reports
Film shots that are easy to edit
Create short form video
Edit and share video with YouTube apps

WORKSHOP: Mobile Reporting: Multimedia storytelling
Learn how to report compelling interactive visual stories using your mobile devices, apps and gear.
Visual story planning and writing to pictures
Tips for creating interactive images (with Web links, audio and more)
The best apps for making and editing shareable and snackable multimedia content. 
Best practices for sharing your stories on social platforms

Robb Montgomery will speak at the following events:

12:00 - 13:00  thursday 16 
Hotel Sangallo 
The smartphone newsroom: trends in mobile-first content
12:00 - 13:00  friday 17 
Hotel Sangallo 
Mobile reporting: video journalism
12:00 - 13:00  saturday 18 
Hotel Sangallo 
Mobile reporting: multimedia storytelling