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February 15, 2006
The Multimedia Reporter
Steve has written before about how the job of the classic beat reporter is changing from banging out a print story in the office to roaming the field, armed with a wireless laptop, video camera and recorder. We see it already, from PaidContent to ABC's World News Tonight video podcasts.
But here's a local twist that a collegue sent to me. The News-Press in Florida has dedicated two reporters called mobile journalists, or mojos who are equipped with digital cameras, MP3 recorders and wireless laptops. Their job is to find hyper-local stories that don't get into the newspaper and to train members of the community to file directly to the Web site.
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Tracked on February 16, 2006 08:24 PM
Ah, my dream job. Hopefully this idea will pay off and other corporations will adopt the model.
Posted by: Joseph Hollak at February 16, 2006 10:52 AM
I would love to learn what exactly is the technology thats being used for these mobile reports. I wish they would give more details for those tech geeks out there like me.
Posted by: Andrew Yeager-Buckley at August 17, 2006 04:07 PM