In today’s digital age, journalism is a profession that has become more significant. With the introduction of social media and digital-first platforms like websites and news apps, the world is becoming more connected every day. On their mobile phones and other devices, people are constantly getting information. This has forced journalists to step up their game in order to meet the demand for news through MOJO, or mobile journalism.
A smartphone is the main tool used for creating and editing images, audio, and video in the MOJO style of digital storytelling. Smartphones may promote cross-platform creativity and digital innovation more than any other device.
📸 Snapshots from the mobile storytelling training at the @UMCATmediaSch.
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) September 12, 2022
Our Head of Training Antonio Kisembo led the mobile journalism training for a group of Kampala International University (KIU) journalism students on Monday, September 12. Using their smartphones as “pocket studios,” they gained knowledge of how to capture, edit, and create compelling stories. On Tuesday, the students had the opportunity to learn how to adapt radio programs into audience-friendly, highly engaging youth participatory radio shows.
The #MCIMobileNewsroom auditions bring together students of journalism & media to compete, as well showcase talent in news anchoring & gathering as well as TV presentation at the same time learning from the constructive feedback of journalists in media sphere.
On Wednesday, September 14, we held auditions for Season 12 of the Inter-Institutional Media Challenge (IMC) at the UMCAT School of Journalism to wrap up the MCI Mobile Newsroom trainings. These auditions drew a lot of great talent for news anchoring, live reporting, and the infamous One Minute of Fame. In the opening remarks by Antonio Kisembo, he reminded the students about the maiden “Media Challenge” competitions that they started as university students at the very institution more than 12 years ago and encouraged them to be a part of the auditions and other MCI programs.
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) September 14, 2022