I’m glad a respected, international, news agency is addressing the use of mobile journalists. I only wish I was in London so I could attend. Hopefully, someone on the mobile journalism side will live tweet from the conference. Or, better yet, maybe someone will be live streaming it from their smartphone. This is, after all, what we’re attempting to address here, correct?
Speakers at the Frontline Club, led by CNNi’s own vice-president of mobile Louis Gump, will debate the role of mobile phones in newsgathering and reporting, as well as offering practical advice for journalists on mobile technologies.
The rise of the “mobile journalist” will be the subject of a free event this Thursday (22 July) hosted by CNN International.
Recent developments, such as the launch of the iPhone 4 and a move towards broadcast quality video via mobile, will also be on the agenda.
The motivation of “citizen journalists” who share and submit news tips and material to organisations will also be considered during the evening, which is supported by Journalism.co.uk.