Stephen Quinn-Television news with only a smartphone and drone


Presentation by Stephen Quinn, Professor, Kristiania University College Moderator: Oscar Westlund, professor, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University Television news is expensive to produce. News organisations are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs. Filming, editing and producing news with only mobile phones offers one way to cut costs. Using drones controlled by mobile phones are other ways to control costs, as well as producing powerful images. In the UK where the author is based it costs about GBP 1,000 an hour to hire a helicopter. A drone can take similar images for a fraction of the cost. This presentation to OsloMet will consider the evolution of television newsgathering using only a mobile phone in a selection of European and Nordic nations. This presentation is relevant for students because it will show how it is possible for one person to set up a business creating video with only a mobile device and make programs that can be sold to broadcasters. For teachers it is relevant because it shows new ways to teach using a mobile device, and also introduces new business models for journalism.