offers free online media training in response to Covid-19 Crisis


Jacksonville, USA (ANS) – After looking at the future of their onsite media workshops in the next three to five months in India and Africa is partnering with the Global News Alliance, to provide a series of free online courses.

“We are offering two streams of courses to interested people; Mobile Journalism and Mobile Filmmaking,” explains Founder Professor Dan Henrich.

Professor Dan Henrich

He added: “Each stream has five unique courses of eight modules each. Each course is self-paced in that the student reads and watches visual resources and does both written and production assignments without day to day involvement of a Learning Facilitator. These courses were developed from years of teaching media production both in the USA and in Asia and Africa.”

The courses include the following:

Mobile Filmmaking Level One

  • What are the stories you want to tell and who is your target audience?
  • Personas and Conversion
  • Making Films with your Phone, applications
  • Suggestions for a minimal film kit
  • Shots and framing,
  • Storyboarding and planning
  • Organize visual elements into a video story using the BBC 5 shot formula
  • Basics of editing on your smartphone

Mobile Journalism Level One

  • Mobile Journalism and its advantages
  • Suggestions for a minimal MoJo Kit
  • Ethics of Journalism and Newsworthiness
  • How to Write for Broadcast
  • A understanding on writing news stories from a Christian Perspective
  • Shots and Framing of good stills and video
  • Use the best apps for video production
  • Organize visual elements into a video story using the BBC 5 shot formula
  • Basics of editing on your smartphone
GNA Director Stan Jeter

“If God were to ask you today, as he asked Moses at the burning bush, ‘what is that in your hand?’, how would you answer?” explains Global News Alliance Director Stan Jeter.

He explains: “Moses was holding a shepherd’s staff, which God would later use as liberated Israel from Egyptian bondage.  We don’t have a staff in our hands–we have smartphones that God also wants to use to reveal his power!

“As a TV News producer for many years, I never dreamt that all the cases of equipment we had to lug around to produce a story would one day be replaced by a slick 3×6 inch phone/camera, a video production studio in our pocket!

“The online Mobile Journalism courses we are offering on will change the way you use your smartphone, equipping you to shoot, edit and upload complete video stories.  You will build a foundation for reporting news, feature stories, testimonies, missions trips, the community outreach of your church and much more as you study the production techniques and story-telling principles in these online lessons.

“As founder of the Global News Alliance, an online video news service, I can visualize an army of citizen journalists tracking down the world’s most under-reported news–stories of God at work!  Whether you feel God calling you as a video journalist or simply want to tell great video stories, take advantage of this training, work to develop your smartphone skills, then practice, practice, practice.  You will become a blessing to your church and potentially, to the global GNA audience as well.”

Dan Henrich concluded: “For more information visit and create an account. After that you may register to take a course. For more information, email me at”

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Peter Wooding
Peter Wooding is Senior Editor at Assist News Service and an award-winning radio, TV, and print journalist. Peter has worked as news editor at UCB Radio in the UK, and has reported from countries around the world including Israel, India, Russia, Serbia, South Sudan, Ukraine and Mozambique. Continuing his father Dan's legacy, Peter now leads the global expansion of ANS. He is also the London Bureau Chief for the Global News Alliance, Media and PR Officer for Leading The Way UK and UK Director for Mercy Projects. Peter lives in North Wales, UK, with his wife, Sharon, and their three daughters, Sarah, Anna and Abigail.