Follow Friday: Mobile-First Journalist Phillip Bromwell

One of the earliest adopters of mobile journalism, Philip Bromwell, continues to be a trailblazer and innovator in the field as a practitioner and leader.

After years working as a traditional video journalist and converting to mobile, Bromwell is currently the Digital Native Content Editor at RTÉ, Ireland’s national public service broadcaster, and one of the world’s leading mojo efforts by a major news outlet.

This early piece was shot on an iPhone 5s and aired on RTÉ in May of 2014.

At RTÉ, Bromwell leads a small team of journalists focused on creating “digital-first” stories, produced and published primarily for mobile devices. The team is also at the forefront of creating and packaging stories for multiple media platforms, including radio, television, and social apps.

This video showcases a news package cut and edited for different distributions, including app and website, both horizontal and even vertical versions, and broadcast television.

Viewing any Bromwell story can be an education in itself for any aspiring video journalist working with a phone, but the Irishman has been an incredible advocate for the field of mobile journalism too. He regularly speaks at conferences and does interviews about his work, as well as sharing a number of behind-the-scenes videos that provide a window into the production process.

To learn more, follow Philip Bromwell on his preferred platforms.

Twitter – @philipbromwell
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MoJo, short for mobile journalism, is redefining the news industry across the globe as journalists increasingly leverage the power, creativity, and technology available with the smartphone to produce and publish media storytelling for distribution across a range of platforms.

This series will highlight reporters leading the field of mobile journalists around the world.

Fred Haas

Fred Haas is currently a high school English and journalism teacher in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He has also taught media production courses and served as a technology integration coordinator. He advises student production of online and occasional print publication for HHS Press. You can find him on Twitter @akh003.

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