n. Journalism that is heavily dependent on mobile technologies to report, produce, and file stories; a person who practices such journalism.
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Thanks to the Smart Phone, traditional journalism (including radio) has morphed into "MoJo" — Mobile Journalism. We’re no longer studio-bound. We’re no longer reliant on the media release or the AAP copy to generate stories.
—“What's App in news?,” Radio Today, January 21, 2016
This is part 3 of our Citizen Journalist series. We'll be coming back with more articles, videos and podcasts on the subject of Mobile Journalism (#MoJo) in the coming weeks.
—Jefferson Graham, “Turning the iPad into a mini-production studio,” USA Today, May 25, 2015
Richardson puts these two steps together because “really good MOJOs are fantastic at shooting and editing on the fly.” That means they don’t wait until they get back to the office to cobble together a story; they do it right there in the field. With the right software on your mobile phone, you can shoot, add lower thirds, create voiceovers, incorporate nice transitions and more, Richardson said. “Shooting and editing is essential if you’re going to be a MOJO who is fast and accurate,” she said.
—Jessica Weiss, “7 Tips for Budding Mobile Journalists,” MediaShift, December 09, 2014
2006 (earliest)
The Trinity River swelled after the weekend downpours.'s mobile journalist ("MoJo"), Aaron Chimbel, found out just how big of a change there was for the water under the Commerce Street bridge.
—jsoto3, “Measuring the Trinity River current,” Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum, March 20, 2006
Many worked as a "sojo" or "solo journalist," writing and editing their own copy for both online and print or broadcast media. Being almost constantly on the move meant relying on mobile technologies, such as a notebook computer and digital camera, or even a videophone and mini-satellite dish.
—Stuart Allan & Barbie Zelizer, Reporting War: Journalism in Wartime, Routledge, June 01, 2004