4462/7462 Advanced Mobile Storytelling

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More and more media outlets are asking reporters and producers to create content on a smartphone or tablet. It can speed up getting information out and can engage readers and viewers where they are. It can streamline content creation. They can also be a lower-cost way of getting multimedia footage. But mobile content has to be done well.

The days of “It’s OK that it’s shaky/hard to hear/out of focus” are ending. The audience now expects Web content to be of high quality – regardless of how it’s produced. Students in this course will learn to gather, produce and disseminate high-quality multimedia content entirely on a mobile phone, a tablet or both.

In keeping with the Missouri Method, work will be produced for real world outlets.  Students will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the mobile platform, as well as increasing their knowledge about story structure, story telling and story pitching. Students will also produce pieces specifically designed for mobile consumption.


JOUR 4306/7306 (Broadcast II) OR
JOUR 4410/7410 (Intermediate Writing) OR
JOUR 4460/7460 (Advanced News Reporting) OR
JOUR 4558/7558 (Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism) OR
JOUR4806/7806 (Convergence Editing and Reporting) OR
Instructor consent

Class Schedule

This course is three credit hours.
Course meets MW from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., in Walter Williams 43 (the Microsoft App Development Lab conference room)

Faculty Member

Judd Slivka, Rm. 001D, RJI, slivkaj@missouri.edu

Check the course schedule often. Links to occasional online readings will appear there.