It’s no secret that we’re in the middle of a cataclysmic shift in how people consume and share news and other relevant information online. Desktops aren’t obsolete in terms of hardware and software, but their accessibility in an “on the go” world is antediluvian at best, triggering a new consumer reliance on mobile devices to deliver restaurant recommendations, breaking news, photo streams, and a raft other curated content. But revolutions don’t happen in a vacuum; this shift has forced content creators to assume new responsibilities that require constantly gathering and disseminating information in real time on a mobile platform. The Mobile Journalism class in the University of Maryland’s new Multimedia Journalism Graduate Certificate program aims to equip professionals with the skills they need to reach their audience most effectively in the mobile medium.

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