Report from MoJoCon 2016

Posted April 29, 2016
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MoJoCon is this week and that means experts from around the world have congregated in Ireland to discuss the future of mobile journalism and advancements in MoJo technology.  Today we have two reports from from the event to keep you up to speed.

First, from we have a report on the rise in popularity of Mobile journalism and mobile video production overall around the world, and second, a report from about the seven things to consider before you live stream from your phone.  

From Caroline Scott:

How mobile journalism is rising in popularity with journalists around the world

There have been significant developments in mobile journalism production over the past year, with many news organisations around the world altering their workflows to adapt to using new mobile technologies.

Speaking at MoJoCon in Ireland today, pioneers of mobile journalism discussed their experiences innovating in this area, looking forward to the future of mojo in the newsroom and giving advice to those looking to get started in their own news organisations.

People from TV news and print gave their perspective and give great insight on how they run their mobile journalism operation.

Read the full post here.

Next we see the 7 issues related to live streaming: safety, privacy, ethics, copyright, trolling, reputational risk and emotional trauma.

From :

The spectre of streaming: 7 issues to consider before going live from your phone

With Periscope, Facebook Live, and many other apps, anyone with a smartphone can get live video in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers.

But the livestreaming landscape is not all harmless exploding watermelons or cheese eating records.

Livestreaming apps have already been used to broadcast serious crime such as sexual assault.

In traditional broadcasting, before a video was put on air and before the journalist was even sent to cover a story, there would be a risk assessment procedure in place.

Read the full article here.


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