Closer to the Story? Accessibility and mobile journalism

Reuters Institute – University of Oxford have released this white paper on mobile journalism by Finnish journalist fellow, Panu Karhunen.

Can journalists get closer to the story and subject by utilizing mobile journalism?

Karhunen interviewed 11 mobile journalists. They said they were able to film stories that would have been impossible with a TV camera and a multi-person crew. They suggested that mobile journalism can lead to more genuine and more intimate journalism. Most of the interviewees felt that people prefer to give an interview to a mobile journalist than to a multi-person TV crew.

Full disclosure: I was one of the 11 interviewees for this report.

Read the report

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