Using your smartphone to record a news story

By Bill Shepherd

Why, and in which situations, do you think it is better to film with a smartphone instead of a traditional camera?

There is an old saying, the best camera is the one you always have with you. Journalists carry their smartphone all the time, which allows them to do three things: record audio or shoot a video interview; edit using one of the many apps; and deliver a story using file transfer protocol (FTP) or via one of the many social media apps.

Bill Shepherd teaches mobile and video journalism using smartphones.