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welcome to a world of credible user generated content
”Being able to publish on the internet comes with a great responsibility. At a time when everyone is a ’publisher’, we all need to acquire some of the skills and knowledge of professional journalists. Mobile Stories provide an innovative publishing tool that helps students, colleagues or members of an organization alike; to create, publish and share credible content. With the production tool users are carefully guided through the creation of different kinds of media, and then through the publication process, with small instrumental help on text, check questions on copyright, press standards, source criticism, laws and fair online behaviour. The articles need to be pushed forward through several ‘editorial filters’ such as peer review and editors´ approval, before they are published. Your credible and professional content is then ready to fly.”
Jenny Sköld and Lotta Bergseth, social entrepreneurs and journalists
Is your organization ready to take the next step when it comes to finding stories among members or employees? We are currently looking for a pilot organization that is interested in developing our innovation together with us.
Media and information literacy isn’t intuitive for any of us. It is something we all need to practice.
Co-creating content is an effective and engaging way to work for schools, organizations and companies for lifelong learning
Mobile Stories provides a unique and scalable edtech solution for safer, smarter and more professional publications. With the ”digital editorial filter”, users are guided through the publishing process by experts and simultaneously train their storytelling skills. The journalists Jenny Sköld and Lotta Bergseth have, in cooperation with the solution architect Johan Glimskog, designed a tool that can revolutionize learning within media, information literacy and source criticism – for a sustainable democracy.
In our jobs as entrepreneurs in the school area, we have unfortunately seen how the work with media and information literacy has too often been a low priority at schools. The work is often run by individual teachers or librarians who already have an interest in the issues. Getting many subject teachers at school into developing students’ civic online reasoning seems to be difficult for many schools. This also confirms the School Inspectorate’s review of 30 elementary schools when they examined the teaching of source criticism. Therefore, together with the teacher Charlotta Granath, we have written the book Digital Competence and Source Criticism in practice for Sanoma Education.
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Mobile Stories supported by Google.org
Between 2020 and 2022, 13,500 young people in Swedish schools in underserved areas or in smaller towns far from decision-makers will have free access to the Mobile Stories tool. Teachers receive support and assistance with implementation and training. The project is made possible by funding from Google.org, Google’s charity.
– We are very proud that Google.org has chosen to support Mobile Stories as the first Swedish initiative, says Jenny Sköld, one of the founders of Mobile Stories.
Mobile Stories youth-reporters in the Swedish Parliament
On February 29, 2020, 20 young Mobile Stories reporters from four different municipalities in Sweden were invited to The Swedish Parliament to interview no less than eight members of Parliament. The interview subjects had been selected by the young people themselves, based on their own interests and commitment.
The event was part of Mobile Stories and Google’s launch of the project ”Empower young people with MIL”.
From Our Clients
”Mobile Stories is a wonderful tool that forces one to work more carefully with source criticism. It simplifies this with the peer review, because it is built into the publishing process and there is a chat for communication between the students.”Wiltrud Daniels
“For me, this has become a way to be a new kind of Swedish teacher, one who fits into this millennium.”David Hajtowitz
”Mobile Stories is a very clever publishing tool where students themselves can be publishers and journalists, practice in source criticism and write texts to real recipients. We have just started writing texts and they start already to become so very professional.”Maria Wiman
AwardS and honors
2019 Mobile Stories supported by Google.org as the first Swedish initiative.
2019 Appointed to Change Leaders of the organization Reach for Change.
2018 MIK in the Digital Age – A Democracy Issue Mobile Stories is highlighted as a Best Practice in the survey, conducted by the Swedish Media Council and associate Professor Ulla Carlsson at JMG at the University of Gothenburg, over media and information literacy in Sweden. The survey has now been handed over to the government and will now form the basis for further work, at a national level, to strengthen these abilities in society.
2017 Mobile Stories received the award ”The Idea of the Year”, distributed by the industry organization Tidningsutgivarna.
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