The authors & experts

Mobile-First Journalism: Producing News for Social and Interactive Media

Steve Hill is Course Leader of the MA Multimedia Journalism at Westminster University, London. Previously, he lectured at Southampton Solent University, UK, and has a background in technology journalism. His books include Online Journalism: The Essential Guide (with Dr Paul Lashmar, 2013).

Paul Bradshaw is Course Leader for both the MA in Data Journalism and the MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University, UK. He also works as a consulting data journalist with the BBC England Data Unit. His books include the Online Journalism Handbook (2018), Magazine Editing (with John Morrish, 2011) and Snapchat for Journalists (2016).

Paul’s website, Online Journalism Blog, remains the number one resource for teaching digital journalism in the UK.


Industry Expert Interviews 

The book contains interviews from industry professionals and academics including: 

  • Dina Rickman, former head of social at The Independent, on the key skills of a social media editor
  • Aidan WhiteFounder and President, Ethical Journalism Networkon the rise of fake news and what to do about it
  • Matt Cooke, Head of Partnerships & Training, Google News Lab, on the tools to verify the news.
    The Google News
    Initiative has some excellent  free online courses to study in news verification, investigative journalism and data journalism etc. 
  • Matthias Guenther, head of desktop publishing, Quark Software, on building mobile apps.
    Quark publishes the mobile app development tool – App Studio – which we review in the book.   

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