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For quite some time already, it has been observed that digitalisation is influencing the field of journalism and changing the workflows of newsrooms. As readers and spectators demand more multimedia content, journalists have to become more creative when it comes to telling their stories. Smartphones in particular offer a myriad of new possibilities. High quality cameras allow video production to be carried out entirely on the go, and it has even given birth to a new storytelling method known as mobile journalism (MOJO).
This new storytelling method has its own rules. The KAS Media Programme has therefore invited eight multimedia journalists from around the region and a MOJO trainer team to a five-day hackathon in Chiang Mai to produce a unique manual. The publication explains how mobile journalism differs from TV journalism, which steps have to be followed during a video-production, which apps should be used for post-production and what other tips and tricks exist to get the best results.
Additionally, we offered various training sessions with MOJO-trainer Corinne Podger, to address the different needs of the participants, whose experience ranged from beginners to experts. During the sessions, we tested the new manual as a training tool when introducing mobile reporting to newsrooms.
Check out the Mobile Journalism Manual here and
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