Tagged: communication

4

What to Bring: A Mobile Journalist (MoJo) in Southern Sudan

[Warrap Town, Southern Sudan 38°C] When I started BurningBillboard.org, I began work as a mobile journalist. ‘MoJo’ for short because it sounds cool. You know, “MoJo Rising” à la Jim Morrison. A MoJo by definition must be autonomous and self-sustained, able to gather information, edit it and forward it for publication or broadcast; from anywhere, to anywhere. To do this, the MoJo needs equipment, media contacts and the ability communicate with them. The MoJo also needs to the capacity to edit and communicate the audio, video, photographic or text-based information. Mobility suggests that the equipment should be compact and easy to transport during news gathering projects. It also suggests that movement is perpetual.