How journalists can develop mobile video skills

There’s a good chance you already have the equipment you need to add video to your reporting skill set. In an increasingly visual and mobile news environment, that can be a job saver.

During a live chat, experienced multimedia journalist and real-time mobile video trainer Val Hoeppner talked about the phones, software and experience you need to develop mobile video skills.

She talked about how to file live from the field and appeal to audiences who are increasingly looking to their phones for news. Hoeppner, who has been director of education for the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute and multimedia director at the Indianapolis Star, also gave advice on which videos tend to work well on news sites, and which ones don’t.

You can replay the chat here:

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