Mobile journalism

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Mobile journalism is an emerging form of new media storytelling where reporters use portable electronic devices with network connectivity to gather, edit and distribute news from his or her community.[1]

Such reporters, sometimes known as mojos (for mobile journalist), are staff or freelance journalists who may use digital cameras and camcorders, laptop PCs, smartphones or tablet devices. A broadband wireless connection or cellular phone network is then used to transmit the story and imagery for publication.[2][3] The term mojo has been in use since 2005, originating at the Fort Myers News-Press, then gaining popularity throughout the Gannett newspaper chain in the United States.[4]

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  1. ^ Richardson, Allissa. "Mobile Journalism: A Model for the Future". Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Cox, Matthews and Associates, Inc. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Marymont, Kate (2 October 2007). "MoJo a Go-Go". Quill: 18–21. ISSN 0033-6475. 
  3. ^ Marymont, Kate (10 February 2006). "How They Did It: Fort Myers’ "mojo" journalists search out news at the neighborhood level, identify community contributors". Gannett News Watch. Retrieved 22 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Martyn, Peter H (1 April 2009). "The Mojo in the Third Millenium: Is multimedia journalism affecting the news we see?". Journalism Practice 3 (2): 196–215. doi:10.1080/17512780802681264. Retrieved 27 Feb 2009. 

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