The way stories are told is changing as a result of mobile journalism (MOJO). While some traditional, out-of-date journalists are fighting the change, many more are welcoming it. MOJO has arrived and it will remain.
The fact that mobile journalism is here to stay does not imply that it will eventually supplant traditional forms of reporting. They can coexist because they are still different and each has advantages. As an addition to their traditional reporting, many media outlets have incorporated MOJO into their work flow.
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.
Our Head of Training, Antonio Kisembo, delivered the MOJO to a group of Uganda Christian University (UCU) journalism students on Thursday, September 22nd. They learned how to use their smartphones as pocket studios to shoot, edit, and produce compelling stories.
📸 Snapshots from @UCUniversity where the #MCIMobileNewsroom mobile storytelling training was facilitated by our Head of Training @KisemboAntonio @dw_akademie @KasUganda@SegalFoundation pic.twitter.com/LYruIIQVnc
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) September 22, 2022
The students learned how to tailor radio programs into youth participatory radio shows that are highly engaging, entertaining, and informative to the audience on Friday. Ali Kakembo, the MCI Radio Manager, led this radio training session.
Our Radio Trainer @KakemboAli4 shares key insights during the youth participatory radio training at @UCUniversity.@dw_akademie @KasUganda @SegalFoundation pic.twitter.com/lYaCg3eSCK
— Media Challenge Initiative (@IMChallengeug) September 23, 2022
On Saturday, September 25, we held the Inter-Institutional Media Challenge (IMC) auditions at UCU to conclude the MCI Mobile Newsroom trainings.
These auditions drew a lot of great talent for news anchoring, live reporting, and the One Minute of Fame.