MOJO: Mobile Journalism

It’s no secret that journalism has changed drastically within the last 20 years. The expansion of technology has allowed for journalism to grow in ways no one could have ever imagined.

One of the new facts of journalism introduced by technology is MOJO, also known as Mobile Journalism. In this post, I’ll be answering a few questions about how to be a good mobile journalist, and where to get started.

Below is a video explaining the importance of MOJO, especially for news organizations:

There are important pros and cons to consider when looking at MOJO.

However, if you ask almost any journalist… they’ll say the pro’s outweigh the cons.

What does a mobile journalist look like?

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It doesn’t take much to be a mobile journalist. With the right equipment, and proper journalism background/training, anyone can be a mobile journalist. Below are some good examples of mobile journalism:

So you want to be a mobile journalism? Below is a video explaining how to not only achieve this, but be good at it as well:

Here are some other tips on how to be a good mobile journalism. There are whole books written on this topic.

Where to get started? Some video editing apps which are easy to use include: LumaFusion, KineMaster, and iMovie.

The proper equipment you’ll need?

Mobile journalism allows for an even easier, more accessible way of communicating what is happening in the world. Get involved by following the helpful advice above!