Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mojos, the `F' word and the future of newspapers

Meidyatama Suryodiningrat writes:

Most print organizations, especially in Asia, have only in the last few years begun to realize the concept of Mojos - mobile journalists.

Reporters capable of breaking news, in-depth stories and digital information (webcasts, blogs and video) all at once. Rather than rightsizing their young editorial staff to accommodate the new platforms, most organizations instead enlarge operations by creating separate entities, print and digital, which creates dualism and doubles overhead.

Specialists - photojournalists, investigative reporters, op-ed writers - are essential elements, but the bulk should be platform-agnostic journalists who can convey the established values of conventional quality journalism in a new medium.

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