A hybrid live and simultaneous Zoom conference

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

OCTober 21-22, 2022

Join us in-person or online at the university of nebraska-lincoln

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.

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Top digital journalists, innovators and researchers from universities and news organizations across the nation will lead this year’s MobileMe&You conference, which is set for October 21-22, 2022. The conference will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

MobileMe&You 2022 is a journalism and technology conference focused on storytelling on mobile media platforms while highlighting new and innovative techniques and best practices for newsgathering.

Speakers will discuss informing and engaging new audiences in the mobile era – particularly in the wake of both 5G and rural broadband. They will cover a variety of techniques and reporting tools, including bots, drones, augmented reality, virtual reality, 360 video and mobile platforms. Speakers also will discuss geographically targeted place-based messaging and audience engagement.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 – FREE pre-conference sessions 


9 a.m. – Noon : Google Tools for Your Newsroom and Classroom

This workshop covers data scraping, visualization, search fundamentals and how to extract real-time and historical stock data from Google Finance. We’ll dig into search and Google Earth tools in this hands-on session taught by Mike Reilley of the Journalist’s Toolbox.

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1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Workshop – Product thinking for news and communities

Readers look to journalism to understand the world and journalists look to readers to understand what news, products and services we can offer in support. This session will include discussion, examples and exercises covering the basic process and methods of audience research and product thinking that help newsrooms translate community information needs into solutions. Taught by Damon Kiesow, Knight Chair in Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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

Sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the College of Media, University of Illinois; the Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Mid-America Press Institute and Investigate Midwest, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.:30


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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