Synonymous with smartphone editing is a growing tendency to worship new apps and post on social media about the new features as quickly as possible.
Being able to shoot, edit and publish using a smartphone enables immersive cross-border reporting. Rana Sabbagh, senior editor for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at OCCRP, believes all journalists should learn to edit stories on a mobile. “Editing generates diversity in storytelling and a local point of view’. Sabbagh adds, ‘working on a mobile is often safer than carrying a large camera and laptop edit suite”.