The Multimedia Reporter

A new twist on community journalism at the News-Press newspaper in Florida.
Heather Green

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.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.