Here are some more highlights from day one of MojoCon Ireland 2015.

Speaker NEAL AUGENSTEIN

These were the words of Neal Augenstein during his talk at MojoCon. Neal is an award-winning reporter with WTOP-FM and wtop.com in Washington, D.C. He is the first major-market radio reporter to do all his field reporting on an iPhone. During his talk Neal Augenstein spoke of how the iPhone for him has become a vital radio journalism production tool:

You can turn your iPhone into a microphone with apps like Voddio, Hokusai, Twisted Wave, Hindenburg and then share it on Audioboom and Soundcloud

He also mentioned apps such as Meerkat and the newly released Periscope. Meerkat allows you to stream live video from your phone to all of your Twitter followers at once.  The Twitter owned Periscope app went live just last Thursday. With both these apps on your smart phone, Neal Augenstein says, a journalist can now report stories as they happen and engage your audience earlier with the story.

Neal Augenstein speaking at MojoCon 2015 - Photo credit: Eleanor Mannion

Neal Augenstein speaking at MojoCon 2015 – Photo credit: Eleanor Mannion

Neal Augenstein’s advice if you are producing a story for a variety of media – TV, Radio, Online, Social Media – is to compliment not duplicate across the various platforms. Also, alway think twice before you tweet because in this day and age you can’t as easily retract bad information.

Speaker SHADI RAHIMI

Speaker Shadi Rahimi at MojoCon 2015 - photo credit: Eleanor Mannion

Speaker Shadi Rahimi at MojoCon 2015 – photo credit: Eleanor Mannion

Shadi Rahimi is a Deputy Producer in San Francisco, CA, at Al Jazeera’s new mobile-first project AJ+. Her role is to direct and produce content for the AJ+ app and its social platforms. She is an award-winning multimedia journalist who recently reported from Ferguson, MO, for AJ+ using an iPhone rig to cover the grand jury decision regarding Officer Darren Wilson. She posted/tweeted breaking news, took photos, filmed and edited all with an iPhone 5.

Rahmini is a huge proponent of sharing news directly to social media platforms with smart devices. This is, she says, where journalism is going with mobile armies equipped across the globe covering events and things as they happen and unfold.

Speaker CHRISTIAN PAYNE

According to Christian Payne’s twitter profile he is a blogger and adventurer that is ‘prone to random acts of journalism’.
Christian aka @Documentally specialises in creative technology and sharing stories with networked devices. Travelling light is key to what he does and so he is an enthusiast of mobile journalism.

Still he has learned lessons about tweeting stories from sensitive areas such as refugee camps – leaking metadata without realising it.

Here is a sound clip of Christian Payne during his talk at MojoCon 2015 explaining how he uses technology and social media to cover harrowing stories such as the Jordan/Syria Refugee crisis.

For more highlights from day one of MojoCon Ireland 2015 check out my other article.