Smartphone apps are key to contemporary journalism

Knowing how to use your smartphone is key to producing effective journalistic content in the digital age, according to a Trainer at the BBC Academy.

Speaking at The Society of Editors Conference in Carlisle, Marc Settle, a video journalism expert, spoke about a range of revolutionary mobile video apps.

He stated that knowledge of how to use apps allowed journalists to create effective and exciting content easily and directly via social media.

“Having a range of apps means the [journalistic] potential is huge”, said Settle.

“Journalists simply using their phones to make calls and browse the internet isn’t enough in this day and age.”

Fiona Kinloch from the University of Central Lancashire

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