Mobile journalism can do wonders for local news reporting and it can also be a useful way to connect with underserved communities.
To help bring community coverage into the mainstream news cycle, Canadian radio station CBC Calgary set up a 'pop-up bureau' in one of the city's most underreported areas.
It is pretty much a permanent outpost for reporter Dan McGarvey who has barely set foot in his own newsroom in the two years since starting work on the bureau. Instead, he spends most of his time filing stories from coffee shops and community centres and doing fly-by interviews for broadcast and online.
In this week's podcast, McGarvey talks about the value of being visible in the community and how a mobile phone can be the ideal tool for building new relationships with local audiences.
Part one of a quick video I put together highlighting my #mojo mobile journalism pop-up newsrooms in northeast Calgary and our @CBCCalgary Tsuut’ina Nation pop-up, both focused on under-reported communities. This ran internally across all CBC stations this week. Part two follows. pic.twitter.com/nKKEKujPpr— Dan McGarvey (@DanMcGarvey) January 16, 2020
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