Mobile journalism

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Mobile Journalism

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 and then gaining popularity throughout the Gannett newspaper chain in the United States.[4]

Some key benefits of mobile journalism in comparison to conventional methods include affordability, portability, discretion, approachability, and the ease of access for beginners[5].

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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. 
  5. ^ Podger, Corinne. "Benefits of going 'mojo'". Mobile Journalism Manual: The Guide for Reporters and Newsrooms.