Mobile Journalism

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
105 minutes
Language of instruction
Certificate Price
100 QAR - 28 USD$
Joining for Free without paying the certificate fee, you cannot obtain the certificate; you can only watch all the videos, readings, and quizzes.
About This Course

I’m Natasha Ghoneim, a senior correspondent with Al Jazeera English and, right now, I’m in Doha’s Souq Waqif. I’m going to show you how to shoot a news story with a mobile phone and a kit that can be carried in a duffel bag slung on my shoulder.  

There has never been a time when anyone could shoot a news story or even a documentary with a tool, most all of us carry with us every day-our mobile phone.

With such light and often inconspicuous gear, I can easily move around the market. I’ve noticed it is also less intimidating to people I approach. With a budget of as little as several hundred dollars you can create a kit with a tripod - that is essential, a gimbal and a microphone, that allows you to create stories that are creative and impactful.

Journalism is continuing to go through a massive phase of disruption - it’s an adapt-or-die time. It’s also an exhilarating time for our craft. Journalists have never had such ease to reach audiences and for those of us who tell stories visually new techniques and tools are shattering barriers.

During this course, I hope to show how journalists, from novices to veterans like me, can use a mobile phone to create quality stories that air on a world class network like Al Jazeera. Many believe this will be a big part of the future of journalism.

Course Objectives

This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the following aspects of Mobile Journalism:

  • Video editing applications
  • Equipment needed for mobile journalism
  • The definitions and strengths of mobile journalism
  • Tips and advice before you set off
  • The fundamentals of photography
  • Photography with a mobile phone
  • Editing a photo with a mobile phone
  • Shooting video on a mobile
  • Video applications
  • Conducting video interviews
  • Editing your video
What do I get from this course?
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Paid Certificate.
What do I need to take this course?
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • A Computer or Mobile with Internet Connection.