CREATE WITH MOBILE is a global journalism initiative designed to inspire the next generation of smartphone journalists and storytellers. The project, led by creators Dr. Len Clark and Mike Castellucci, is a cost affordable solution to the traditional textbook.
The deck of cards (52 cards plus two jokers) introduces students, educators, and journalism professionals to 40 leading mobile journalism professionals from around the world who are trainers, storytellers, audio specialists, photographers, marketers, entrepreneurs and educators. Each card is filled with philosophies, hacks, and lessons and has a dynamic QR Code that takes the reader to videos, filmmaking tips, and more in-depth lessons.
The award winning "Phoning It In" storytelling model, created by Michigan State University Professor of Practice and Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Mike Castellucci is told on a series of cards that goes step-by-step to help students and journalism practitioners enhance their storytelling skills. A keyhole punch, located in the upper right-hand corner of each card, allows cards to be used in the field.
Partner cards range from mobile journalism app developers to equipment manufacturers and feature product information and a QR Code to make a purchase at a discounted price.
Project Partners include
The RTDNA logo is featured on the back of every card and a portion of each deck sold directly benefits the long-term viability of the organization with a contribution to support the RTDNF Permanent Endowment Fund.
Article by Murrow Award Winner Mike Castellucci on smartphone journalism for the RTDNA website.
If your journalism department, university, station, or organization is interested in white-labeling the CREATE WITH MOBILE cards, contact us for information. White-labeling cards can be used to recruit students to your journalism program, be used to promote your program, or used as a premium in a development campaign to reach alumni and friends of your program.
If you are a smartphone product designer, app developer, or service provider and are interested in becoming a card partner in a future edition, please let us know. We are also looking to spotlight leading smartphone filmmakers in a future edition of CREATE WITH MOBILE cards. If you are a smartphone filmmaker, or know someone who is, please nominate them by clicking on the button below.
CREATE WITH MOBILE is a project headed by Dr. Len Clark and Mike Castellucci dedicated to Mobile Journalism. A completely unique deck of cards filled with hacks, gear, tips and philosophies from the world's top mobile journalists and filmmakers.