The colleagues at medienrot interviewed me recently on mobile journalism – in German though. Here are some of my thoughts. Also, the international journalism site IJNet ran a great series on mobile journalism written by Clothilde Goujard which I was proud to be a part of. The whole video?
When the UK voted about the Brexit I had the great chance to report for ARD from London, supporting our staff at ARD´s London office. As production ressourced were quite stretched during the campaign I´ve used quite a bit of #Mojo. And quite a bit came out of it.
It was a great conference organized by the great Glen Mulcahy, and one thing made me really happy: In 2015, around one and a half mobile journalists visting the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin were brave enough to admit that they were trying to use Android phones. This year, the wonderful Bernhard Lill and me had between us in two workshops nearly 50 Android #Mojos. That´s a great change, and even some of the iPhone lovers flirted a little bit with the idea that Android might do the trick as well. Laurent Clause made a nice little video about his impressions from Mojocon, and he was kind enough to share my soundbite on why Android Mojo matters so much.
I walked through a refugee camp in Hamburg with Ricoh´s Theta S. We used it to enrich a linear TV report on the opening of special women shelters in the camp. I had to hold it a little low as filming was not permitted outside, only at the little opening for women shelters you see at the back. Sound with external microphone (Rode Smartlav+), recorded with Android EasyVoiceRecorder. Workflow: Theta Desktop Programm on Windows 10, edited with Windows Movie Maker, 360 metadata with Metadata tool.