Published On April 14, 2013 | By MoniqueE2E | Beyond The Strip, Digital Journalism, Education, FullSail Articles, Thoughts


A First Run at Mojo

By Monique Gaudin

This week I popped into Southwest Career and Technical Academy to see what the graphics design students had produced for their Capstone Projects and get my Full Sail “Mojo” on.

Not the Urban Dictionary Mojo, but the now used nick-name for mobile journalist.  In a field where surveys now report 62% of U.S. respondents get news from their phone weekly and 32% daily, a journalist may have to learn a new tool of the trade to survive.

This week has been a foray into the gadgets, kits, and world application of the who, what, and where of mobile journalism.

In shooting my first story using a Droid, it is evident how much there is to learn about using a smartphone.   Apps and equipment are needed to enhance the outcome, along with a deeper knowledge of what the phone can do with a little fine-tuning.

Mark LeVasseur, Director of Career Services, at the Las Vegas, Le Cordon Bleu said when referencing learning the tools of the trade in the field of culinary arts; “Practice makes perfect, but it also makes permanence.”

To become a permanent player in the new game changing market of digital journalism and mobile technology, you have stay on top of the trending market, and master the tools of the trade.

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