A project of the University of Nebraska, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Northwestern University.

Thank you for attending Mobile Me&You 2023!

Reports on this year's presentations coming soon.

Mobile Me&You is an annual journalism and technology conference about storytelling on mobile media platforms. It highlights new and innovative techniques and teaches best practices for communicating to mobile-media audiences.

An annual journalism and technology conference about mobile media and digital technology best practices


Top digital journalists, innovators and researchers from universities and news organizations across the nation will lead this year’s Mobile Me&You conference. 


Mobile Me&You 2023 focuses on storytelling on mobile media platforms while highlighting new, innovative techniques and best practices for newsgathering. Speakers will discuss informing and engaging new audiences in the mobile era – particularly in the wake of artificial intelligence, 5G and expanding rural broadband. They will cover various techniques and reporting tools, including bots, augmented and virtual reality, 360° video and mobile platforms. Speakers also will discuss geographically targeted place-based messaging and audience engagement.


Speakers on Friday, Oct. 13

Chris Ball, University of Illinois
Jeremy Gilbert, Northwestern University
Robert Hernandez, University of Southern California
Julia Munslow, The Wall Street Journal
Dan Pacheco, Syracuse University
Ryan Restivo, YESEO 
Ray Soto, Loric Games
Subramaniam Vincent, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
Zach Wade, CNN


Read presentation info and speaker bios on the 2023 Speakers page.

View the 2023 Schedule page for times and a presentation synopsis.

Since its inception in 2015, Mobile Me&You has helped more than 800 journalists and students learn how to better use mobile and digital tools in reporting.


Sponsored by the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the College of Media, University of Illinois, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media, Mid-America Press Institute, and Investigate Midwest, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


Understanding we can’t tell stories with mobile media using the same techniques we did online or in print


Using techniques that make 

mobile media unique, like geo-targeting


Reaching the audience of the future that doesn’t use traditional media


Discussing best practices for mobile multimedia news gathering and editing, and using drones, bots, sensors, VR, 360 video, artificial intelligence, voice control and audience dynamics

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