Shubham Gupta

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Shubham Gupta is an award-winning Mobile Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, and trainer.

He heads storytelling at PLUC (People like us create is India’s largest tech-based premium storytelling platform ) and has trained more than 30,000 creators in 16 Indian cities, these include farmers, journalists, scientists, women on the frontlines, and students.PLUC enables the next generation of storytellers to create compelling fact check stories in new media formats and houses multiple platforms that help people do it. India's first premium storytelling network for the 99% internet users, they create shows and stories on health, gender, new age journalism, internet inequality amongst others, and let me India's largest platform for climate change and sustainability stories.

These platforms power community-first virtual narratives and enable them via training, issue-specific campaigns, AR  for cheap mobile phones, multi-lingual storytelling, and policy-level impact. currently hosts 40+ shows made by and for mobile phones. They are genre-defining, by the 99% of the population, about the issues that shape the world we live in, giving a new space for content that can be described as activist-tainment.
His work has also been published in publications like Hindustan Times and Al Jazeera.

Shubham Gupta will feature in...

25 June 2020
18:15 SGT

Crisis Reporting

The collective People Like Us Create (PLUC) from India is not only extensively reporting on Covid-19, but also training people in crisis. They showcase best practices by their collaborators in this chapter of our Masterclass on Crisis Reporting and share their different workflows. Although the current pandemic is a focal point of the Masterclass, reporting under other critical circumstances is covered as well.

25 June 2020
18:15 SGT

Launch: Masterclass on Crisis Reporting

This year’s Masterclass focuses on Crisis Reporting. Although the current pandemic is a focal point of the Masterclass, reporting under other critical circumstances is covered as well. The different chapters of the Masterclass highlight the topic from different angles.

1. Reporting on Multiple Crisis Scenarios – PLUC
The collective “People Like Us Create” (PLUC) from India shares best practices from their collective approach on Crisis Reporting.

2. Battleground PolyU – DJ Clark
Learn how to create an immersive multimedia story with DJ Clark from Hong Kong, who reported on the local protests with a 360 degree sound and camera system. Check out how he gears up for dangerous missions in his Lightning Talk.

3. Mental Health in MOJO – Sanne Breimer
Are you stressed working as a journalist? You are not alone! Get out of the journalist’s stress trap with this seminar, in which industry experts share their experiences on coping with difficult situations. A podcast with Amantha Perera (DART Center) compliments this chapter.

4. Teaching Mojo to vulnerable groups – Faten Jebai
Multimedia journalist Faten Jebai shares her experience in teaching MOJO to refugees in Lebanon and shows best practices from her workshops. 

5. Editing and reporting from home – U. Singh
NDTV-Journalist Umashankar Singh shares with us how he is coping with the pandemic from a mobile journalism point of view in one of our Lightning Talks.

6. Creating a collaborative remote newsroom – Tito Ambyo
Check out how Tito Ambyo’s students defied the pandemic and set up a fully fledged newsroom that allows remote collaboration.

7. MOJO in reconciliation processes in Sri Lanka – MediaCorps
Read up on how a project helps to bring people together with the connecting power of Mobile Journalism in this blog post.

26 June 2020
17:00 SGT

AMA for Masterclass on Crisis Reporting

Talk to the experts that brought you the webinars for this year’s Masterclass on Crisis Reporting and ask them anything – that’s why we call this session Ask Me Anything (AMA)!

Register for this live session on Zoom.