Mobile Journalism Workshops

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THURSDAY 11 MAY 2017, 9.45am – 4.45pm, KIRKWALL, ORKNEY,  book here:

FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017, 9.45am – 4.45pm, LERWICK, SHETLAND, book here:

Cost: £15 per person (plus booking fee) includes full-day workshop, buffet lunch and refreshments

nujCurrent NUJ members  –  £10 (please email on [email protected] to book)

We have limited spaces for 6 people on this course to enable participants to really get hands on and to discuss their own work and requirements across the day.

More and more, writers and journalists are now using their smartphones as an electronic news gathering device as magazines and newspapers increasingly expect reporters to add multimedia content to their story, and as many publications work either solely online or with unique online content.

But, for writers the challenge is both technical and practical – and the smartphone provides the answer!

The workshop:

This one-day course will teach you how to record audio and how to shoot video using your smartphone (apple), and will introduce you to the latest apps for streaming and social media.

The course is a treasure trove of new approaches, new apps, tips, techniques and insights into how to really get your smartphone working for you as a writer and journalist.

Bill Shepherd (Photo Sean Smith)

Bill Shepherd (Photo Sean Smith)

This event is highly relevant to both freelancers and paid staff – to those wanting to use multimedia in their work at professional and local community level.

We have limited spaces for this course to enable participants to really get hands on and to discuss their own work and requirements across the day.

Bill Shepherd is leading this event – Bill is a production editor at The Guardian and The Observer newspapers. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen.

Participants must have their own smartphone (Apple) for use on the day – we will e-mail you a list of apps to download prior to the course.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Avril at XpoNorth Writing & Publishing  on [email protected]




The work of XpoNorth Writing and Publishing through Emergents is funded by HIE (through European ERDF funds) and is a key part of HIE’s support strategy for the creative industries in the Highlands and Islands.   

Emergents Creatives CIC is a community interest company that aims to support the development of creative careers, enterprise and the economy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and beyond.

We aim to achieve this by nurturing creative talent and creative businesses through general and specific support including mentoring, training, advice and networking.

This training aid is provided under HIE GBE article 30 training under European Commission regulation (EU) No. 651/2014.

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