Mobile Newsgathering

Studio 2

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Real News: New Technologies for Mobile Newsgathering
Since bonded cellular systems began appearing on the scene a decade ago, advances in compression, cellular connections and portability have made these systems among the fastest growing technology in newsgathering and AV production. IP is also providing broadcasters with more flexibility to do remotes with fewer people. What does the future hold for this technology? What impact will 5G and the cloud have? Join us for a roundtable of experts who will discuss the challenges and opportunities this technology offers.
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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
The Role of 5G in the Future of Mobile Newsgathering
5G is starting to be deployed in some areas of the country and the pace will pick up. How will 5G affect the future of mobile newsgathering?  What next-generation tools will journalists be able to leverage in this new environment?
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Mojo Rising: What Does the Future Hold for Mobile Journalism?
The role of the one man band journalist is quickly evolving as smartphone cameras and cellular connectivity improve. What role can they play in the professional and prosumer space? Use of mobile journalism gear is allowing one-man-bands to be more efficient, create more content, and quickly deliver that content to multiple platforms - all needed skills as newsrooms convert to multi-platform distribution centers.
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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Bringing Mobile Journalism to Life
Most MMJs are still weighed down by heavy equipment that slows them down and limits what they can do in a day.
Mobile journalism evangelist Geoff Roth will show you the gear, apps and techniques to be able to shoot/edit/transmit/post/go live all with a mobile journalism kit you can put into a small bag slung over your shoulder.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
The Unique Challenges of Mobile Journalism in Washington DC
The nation's capital is among the most media-centric hubs in the world. How do mobile journalists navigate the unique challenges in covering our area?
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The Rise of Drones
Professionals and consumers alike are using drones to capture everything from breaking news events to gender reveal parties. As costs have plummeted and regulations have been updated, using drones to enhance production has become more commonplace than ever. But what are the issues you need to consider when using a drone? How can you achieve your best shot? Jeff Rose, chief drone pilot for Sinclair, will share his tips and techniques to maximize your options and experience.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mojo/VJ Boot Camp
Video journalists using smartphones continue to gain traction worldwide, but the one-man-band concept has yet to largely displace two and three-person news crews shooting with traditional ENG cameras. VJs are still mostly deployed as first responders and freelancers. But now that video streaming has traditional, linear TV on the ropes, now that IP is horning in on SDI, it’s inevitable that IP-friendlier video journalism will eventually stamp out less mobile, less efficient, more expensive ENG-era newsgathering.
All studios are live with stream programming Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM featuring expert and exclusive content!