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Book cover of the second edition of "Mobile and Social Media Journalism: A Practical Guide for Multimedia Journalism" by Anthony AdornatoNow in its second edition, Mobile and Social Media Journalism: A Practical Guide for Multimedia Journalism (Routledge) continues to be an essential resource for learning how journalists and news organizations use mobile and social media to gather news, distribute content, and engage with audiences.

Merging theory and practice, the book includes checklists and practical activities in every chapter, enabling readers to immediately build the mobile and social media skills that today’s journalists need and that news organizations expect. The second edition retains a focus on journalism’s core values, such as authentication, verification, and credibility, while guiding readers on how to apply them to digital media activities. The book also offers an in-depth discussion of the audience’s active role in producing content, how mobile devices and social media have changed the way the audience consumes news, and what these changes mean for journalists.

Fully revised and updated to address the latest trends in multimedia journalism, the second edition includes two new chapters: “Writing Mobile-Friendly Web Stories” and “The Spread of Fake News”.

Mobile and Social Media Journalism is a valuable resource for journalism students, as well as media professionals seeking to update their skills.

The book features this companion website, providing resources for students and lecturers including video tutorials, industry news, and sample assignments. The book’s Twitter account (@MobileJourn) and Facebook page ( share the latest industry trends and offer tips for teaching the topic.

Additional Features

  • From the Newsroom Q&As feature diverse perspectives and insights from local and national journalists working in a range of roles.
  • Twitter handles are listed for every journalist mentioned in the book, empowering students to interact with them.
  • Chapter checklists have been classroom tested by the author. Some items encourage students to tweet the author directly or discuss questions as a class.

About the Author

Anthony Adornato (@AnthonyAdornato) is chair of the Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. His teaching and research focus on the role of social media and mobile technology in journalism. In 2020, Adornato was named a Fulbright Scholar in recognition of his international expertise on the topic. He has been interviewed about his research and the topic of fake news by news outlets, including the Associated Press,The New York Times, BBC News, and Germany’s Deutsche Welle News. Prior to working in academia, Adornato was a television anchor, reporter, and producer. Adornato received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. More about Anthony.