Mobile Journalism (MoJo) is quickly evolving as the best way to create stories and deliver news as it happens. In fact, according to The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 48% of people in the UK now get their news from a website or app, and 51% of people globally say they use social media as a source for news each week.
With advancements in device technology, innovative add-ons like wireless microphones, and the emergence of on-the-go solutions like the cloud, MoJo is enabling journalists to turn around and publish news stories almost instantly - across all platforms, from anywhere in the world.
With the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times being just a sample of major news organisations adopting MoJo to cover high profile stories, it’s no wonder the topic has its own annual event - MoJoCon.
Glen Mulcahy, Founder of RTE MoJoCon explained: “The only way to create a breakthrough moment is if we bring people who are doing this successfully, together, to share how they do it, what apps they use, what hardware they use and share their stories.”
At the event, we also caught up with BBC Journalist, Nick Garnett. He told us the whole premise of MoJo is about capturing and creating stories fast, so without adequate storage solutions, MoJo doesn’t work. “We can’t store everything on our devices - we’ve got to get out of the idea of using SD cards.”
To find out more about how the cloud is powering the mobile journalism revolution, and hear from attendees at this year’s MoJoCon about how technology is revolutionising the art of storytelling in journalism, watch the video above, which was shot on an iPhone!