Mobile journalism: a practical guide / Staschen B.; translated from German by V. Klimchenko / under the general edition of V. Ivanov. – Kyiv: Free Press Center, 2021. – 260 p.
Bjorn Staschen’s book “Mobile Journalism” is devoted to the practical problems of the traditional journalism transition to the use of the latest equipment and applications in TV and radio journalism.
The book will be useful for both practical journalists and those who are just entering the profession.
The Academy of the Ukrainian Press continues to publish translations of the best books on journalism in Ukrainian. You are now holding Bjorn Staschen’s book, Mobile Journalism. The author is a well-known German journalist, NDR/ARD television reporter, managing NextNewsLab and leading NDR innovations in mobile journalism. He is also known as a teacher. Before Mobile Journalism, he and Witze Welling published Mobile Storytelling – A Journalist’s Guide to the Galaxy of Smartphones. This book is a kind of continuation of the 2018-2019 translations on related topics.
The book “Mobile Journalism” is interesting for several reasons. This, like the vast majority of German journalism publications, is a guide. And the manual is practical. That is the complete absence of theory and step-by-step assistance in the preparation of journalistic materials and the use of equipment and applications for this. In addition, it takes into account recent changes in this direction. The present provides an opportunity for revolutionary change. We are witnessing a transition from television journalism, which only large companies can afford (due to the cost of television production), to individual producers of mobile content. This has been made possible by a dramatic improvement in filming technology when the cameras of many phones are of better quality than professional television equipment. At the same time, the editing capabilities of the new equipment have also increased. This turns a journalist from a reporter to an editor, a sound engineer, and an operator. The author not only lists the technical possibilities but also gives practical advice on how a journalist can perform his work efficiently and quickly with the help of specific devices and programs.