- Mobile reporting is when a journalist goes out into the field using their smartphone to report on what is happening.
- Stories on criminal and civil trials, breaking news (fires, shootings, etc.), important speeches or announcements by public officials/celebrities/sports figures/business leaders, etc., all lend themselves to mobile reporting.
- The technology can expand from just having internet access and a smartphone to additional devices such as cameras, laptops, headphones, etc., depending on if you’re a “gearhead” reporter or “light packer” reporter.
- Professional news agencies utilize mobile reporting to complement their existing publishing platforms in order to get the latest news out into the public the quickest, fastest way and to wider audiences.