Video Journalism

  1. “A Field Guide For Mobile Journalism:
    Volume 1 - Producing photographic stories with smartphones and mobile devices.”

    Who’s is this book for?
    This interactive book is for journalists, NGOs, communications officers, activists, content marketers, and media students who want to use mobile cameras to take better pictures and create visual stories.
    The 'Field Guide' series includes volumes on photo, video and multimedia.

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  2. Watch as world-renowned journalism expert Robb Montgomery ( teaches elementary classroom teachers in Kalamazoo, Michigan the basics of video journalism. Teachers share their insights and plans for using new media in their classrooms.

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  3. CAIRO: A documentary film reported and filmed by students taking the Video Journalism course offered by the USAID-funded Media Development Program in Egypt. Chicago journalist, Robb Montgomery led the training and directed the film.

    MDP's Tarek Atia and Ahmed Montaser were instrumental collaborators in the film's editing, and production of Arabic narration, voice overs and translations.

    Robb Montgomery

    Ahmed Montasser
    Tarek Atia

    Egypt Media Development Program

    Video Journalists

    Aisha Essam El Haddad

    Nirmin El Saber

    Wessam Hendy

    Bahaa El Taweel

    Mohammed Azzam

    Amr Shabana

    Tarek El Sheikh

    Quote from student in the class.
    "The most important thing is the culture of pictures.

    In the Journalism department we are used to dealing with written media.

    so the priority now is to learn how to use pictures

    This is the best thing I learned how to film.

    I learned new techniques that made me
    want to get a camera and learn more about the video editing software."

    — Wessam Hendy, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University

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  4. In advance of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Egypt June 4, Chicago journalist Robb Montgomery interviews Egyptian's about the president's first major address to the Arab world.

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  5. USC Professor Jeremy Kagan and MHZ Networks producer Glenn Luther share the challenges for modern documentary filmmakers.

    Kagan is beginning a research project at the University of Southern California that examines how certain cinematic elements or constructs might be more or less effective with different audiences.

    Luther talks about some of the themes that were emerging at the Making Your Media Matter conference produced by The Center for Social Media at American University.

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