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.
MOJO is a form of digital storytelling where the primary device used for creating and editing images, audio and video is a smartphone. Perhaps more than any other device, smartphones encourage cross-platform creativity and digital innovation.
Different @AfricarenewalU journalism students shoot interviews with their smartphones during the mobile journalism training at the #MCIMobileNewsroom .
The program is supported by @dw_akademie , @KasUganda and @SegalFoundation . pic.twitter.com/cZmyhSnnYR
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) April 17, 2023
On Monday 17th April , our Head of Training Antonio Kisembo conducted the MOJO training to a group of Africa Renewal University (ARU) journalism students. They learnt how to shoot ,edit and produce compelling stories using their smartphones, the modern day pocket studios.
On Tuesday, the students got to learn how to tailor radio programs into youth participatory radio shows that are highly engaging, entertaining as well as informative to the audience. This radio training session was conducted by Ali Kakembo, the MCI Radio Manager. They also learnt how to create podcasts.
T'is presentation time ⌚@AfricarenewalU journalism students present their radio magazine shows at the #MCIMobileNewsroom youth participatory radio training at their university.
The program is supported by @dw_akademie ,@KasUganda and the @SegalFoundation . pic.twitter.com/8GIguG2Uy7
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) April 18, 2023