When it comes to mobile journalism, we must remember that the iPhone is a tool, not an end in itself. You can do everything from high-end broadcast video, right through to simple social media videos. Here are some examples of how journalists around the world are using iPhones.
Al Jazeera’s “People and Power” programme aired an entire documentary shot on smartphones. Syria is a difficult place to operate as a journalist, so they used an iPhone so they could blend in.
SKY News managed to cover flooding in a challenging location, because the journalist was able to shoot and edit video on his iPhone, before feeding it back.
RTE in Ireland has been very progressive in getting staff trained in mobile journalism. Glen Mulcahy has led the innovation, and the results have been pretty impressive.
NPO in the Netherlands has been using iPhones for religious coverage. In this video Chrissie Algera shot a promotional piece for a radio programme which was looking for the most spiritual place in the Netherlands. It was shot on an iPhone and edited with the app Lumify. http://www.spirit24.nl/#!player/share/program:44594559/group:37200368
SKY News has really innovated with the use of iPhones for live reporting. In this example, Harriet Hadfield is able to broadcast live from Geneva Airport
So those are just a few examples of how people are using iPhone journalism. There are so many uses of video now, from social media, to web content right through to conventional broadcast programming. The iPhone is a versatile tool that can be used across a wide range of content.