Mobile Journalism Certificate - Module 1 Photography and Audio.

Course Brief

Learning Waves Skillnet has introduced an online Mobile Journalism Certificate for members during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The course will be delivered by Glen Mulcahy from Titanium Media via the online platform, Zoom.  The course will be delivered on a modular basis and participants must complete all modules to receive the certification.  The first module will cover Mobile Photography and Audio content. 

Module Content


In this module participants will :

  • Understand the full functionality of the camera App
  • Know how to control focus and exposure manually
  • Understand the principles of composition
  • Know advanced functionality like time-lapse, burst mode, slow motion, stop-frame animation.
  • Know how to export bursts and live photos as GIFs/Videos


In this module participants will :

  • Ability to identify mics for different audio situations
  • Know how to capture broadcast quality audio using voice record pro
  • Be familiar with audio editing applications on the device
  • Know how to combine photographs and audio into a multi-media timeline.
  • Know how to export that timeline and share it online.
  • Overview of other Apps to share content and reversion for social

Assessment and Certification

The module will involve practical exercises(upload images via Dropbox link) and live feedback and review.  Participants will be required to complete the assessments in order to qualify for certification at the end of the full programme.

Trainer - Glen Mulcahy, Titanium Media

In 2017, after 19 years in the broadcast industry, Glen Mulcahy founded Titanium Media. Titanium is a media training and consultancy business designed to deliver the highest quality professional training and to ultimately empower people as digital content creators. In his former role as head of innovation with RTÉ, Glen led the introduction of video journalism and mobile journalism across the entirety of RTÉ.

Over the last six years he has also travelled extensively delivering training for clients like Aljazeera, Oracle, Symantec, BBC, NRK, YLE and many more. At home his training has been cross platform with courses designed for the Irish Times, TG4, and through Learning Waves many of the independent radio sector. He also has a selection of e-Learning courses available online as part of the Thomson Foundation “Journalism Now” initiative.

Glen is an acknowledged authority on mobile content creation. He has spoken on this subject and media futures at conferences like IBC Amsterdam (x2), EBU News Summit (x3) Circom conference, news:Rewired, JoongAng Ilbo Media conference S.Korea and many others.

He is also the founder of RTÉ Mojocon-an international mobile journalism conference which ran annually from 2015-2017. He is now working on the evolution of the event as an independent conference entitled: “Mojofest”.