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Mojo…all you need is a smartphone.

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I believe no one can disagree that news report has to be done in a multi-media style in this modern age with videos, pictures, words and sounds.

A few years back, when doing the latest news update on TV and internet, video journalists have to take the full responsibility with their clumsy backpack reporting kit which takes so much time to set up and then they have to shoot the video, transfer the data to the laptop and finally send it to the internet, but things have now changed.

Journalists in these days would be equipped with a smartphone which is capable of taking pictures, shooting videos and recording sounds- we have discussed this before when talking about user-generated content and you know you have the potential to become a mobile journalist as long as you have a smartphone.

We call this kind of journalism mobile journalism (mojo) and their smartphones the mojo reporting kits, which offer journalists high mobility and efficiency.

Take latest iPhone 4 as an example, it can take HD videos, good quality photos and voice recording and with its apps, journalists can just do the editing on the phone right away and then they can just send these materials to the newsroom through the 3G internet.

Convenient, isn’t it? But wait, there is even more- there are apps(e.g. Ustream or Qik) that allows users to stream their video live, which means it is possible to broadcast live on TV through a cell phone!

Honestly, with a smartphone, what else do you need as a journalist?

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Written by klatalj301

September 10, 2010 at 7:14 am

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