As the demand for news on mobile and social media continues to grow, media organisations from around the world and reporters themselves have started investing in mobile journalism.
Every journalist now has a powerful reporting tool in their pocket, which can be used throughout the reporting process from filming to editing and publishing, as well as more general productivity and organisational tasks.
But while the mobile phone is a very familiar device for all journalists, knowing how to make the most of it for reporting and how to use all the apps and tools available can be a challenge for beginners, especially for journalists who don't have a background in video reporting.
Thankfully, the mobile journalism (mojo) community online is always keen to help and offer advice, tips and pointers. Many mobile journalism trainers and veteran practitioners already chronycle their work and experience online.
Some essential reading includes, for example, Nick Garnett's site, where he offers a behind the scene look at his reporting for BBC Radio 5 Live; RTE innovation lead and mobile journalism expert Glen Mulachy's blog; and trainer Bernhard Lill's selection of apps for Android.
To help you stay on top of the latest tools and updates in the mobile journalism world, we put together a Twitter list of mojo experts, a mix of trainers, hands-on reporters and emerging technology pioneers from the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, South Africa and more.
They are all active on Twitter, sharing their latest experiments, tests and projects, and often helpfully answering questions posted on the #mojo hashtag.
If you are a fan of Twitter lists, you can also subscribe to two excellent lists from trainer Corinne Podger:
and a comprehensive list of accounts that tweet about mojo, including kit producers and app developers.
Who did we miss out in our list? Tweet us at @journalismnews.A Twitter List by journalismnews
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