Media publishers produce news for a full range of smart devices – including smartphones, tablets and watches. Combining theory and practice, Mobile-First Journalism examines how audiences view, share and engage with journalism on internet-connected devices and through social media platforms.
The book examines the interlinked relationship between mobile technology, social media and apps, covering the entire news production process – from generating ideas for visual multimedia news content, to skills in verification and newsgathering, and outputting interactive content on websites, apps and social media platforms. These skills are underpinned with a consideration of ethical and legal concerns involving fake news, online trolling and the economics of mobile journalism.
Mobile-First Journalism is essential reading for journalism students and media professionals and of interest to those studying on courses in social and new media.
Introduction: Mobile and social media journalism - past, present and future
Chapter 1: Understanding the user
Chapter 2: The Mojo skillset
Chapter 3: Fake news and trolling
Chapter 4: Finding the story: verifying the news
Chapter 5: The art of storytelling
Chapter 6: Visual journalism, video and audio
Chapter 7: Publishing directly to social media
Chapter 8: Publishing news to the Web
Chapter 9: Building news apps