Dublin-based RTÉ Video Journalist Philip Bromwell tells us about the three reports he entered into the Prix and the extra responsibility he has recently taken on for exploring and encouraging mobile journalism.

Tell us about your Prix entry?

The video journalism category requires three reports, shot and edited by the journalist. I included one report filmed on assignment in Lebanon covering the Syrian refugee crisis. Another report was on a campaign to save a veterinary clinic in a rundown area of Dublin. My third report, shot on my iPhone, was the story of a farmer who is restoring the tractor, which helped his grandfather win the World Ploughing Championships 50 years ago. A pretty good representation of how varied my job can be!


Tell us about yourself?

I have been a video journalist for the past 13 years or so, first at the BBC in Manchester and now at RTÉ in Dublin. I've been fortunate enough to cover some great stories at home and around the world - the Olympics, the Oscars and the Syrian crisis being particular highlights. I have recently taken on extra responsibility for exploring and encouraging mobile journalism (iPhone reporting) in RTÉ. I'll also be making my debut as a CIRCOM trainer on the mobile journalism course, which is running in Dubrovnik ahead of the conference.


What is next for you?

Learning about, practising and encouraging mobile journalism is certainly bringing an exciting dynamic to my work. I am combining the new responsibility with my existing VJ role and I have just learned that I will be heading back to Jordan in mid-May, again reporting on the Syrian refugee crisis.


Tell us one thing you’re putting in your suitcase for Cavtat?

Well the iPhone has to go! I'll also be travelling with high hopes that Liverpool are still in pole position to win their first Premiership title in 24 years when the season ends on 11 May ...


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