We are entering a golden age of journalism. I do think there has been horrible frictional costs, but I think when we look back at what has happened, I look at my backpack that is sitting here, and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30 to 40 years ago. It’s connected to the cloud, I can make digital recordings of everything that I do, I can check in real time if someone is telling me the truth, I have a still camera that takes video that I can upload quickly and seamlessly. The late New Yotk Times reporter David Carr.
To help you harness that firepower, expert Rob Layton will run two workshops on Friday afternoon at the Women in Media national conference.
2.15pm: Text on Video: this small workshop will be run at the same time as the #womeninmediaonline session. Bond University’s senior teaching fellow Rob Layton will introduce participants to best practice workflows and recommended apps for capturing, editing and distributing content with smartphones. Numbers are limited so registration essential
3.30pm: Smartphone Photography: this small workshop will run at the same time as the Future Proofing Your Career session. The workshop will focus on how to make the most of your smartphone to enhance your storytelling. You’ll learn how to take a great photo as well as tips on how to get the most out of your device, with features you didn’t even know exist. Numbers are limited so registration essential
To register: Delegates will need to complete a form emailed in the week leading up to the conference.
About Rob Layton
Rob Layton has worked in the news publishing industry for 30 years as a reporter, sub-editor and photographer for newspapers and magazines in Australia and Britain. Rob specialised in production across print and online, and later in digital.
Rob’s production work led him to undertake a Master of Journalism degree in which he wrote, designed and produced a visual communication textbook, Editing and News Design, for Palgrave Macmillan. The text is prescribed at universities throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the Asia Pacific.
Rob now is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University where he leads the digital component of the journalism program. His research looks at the ways in which technology is changing journalism, and its impact on how news is gathered, presented and consumed in an industry that is constantly evolving and reshaping itself to meet consumer needs.