In Chapter 5, Briggs begins by talking about how innovation has changed the way in which a reporter can travel. There used to be so many things to stuff inside a backpack, but now it’s as easy as carrying around a mobile device.
So what does it take to do mobile journalism?
Firstly, he advises choosing your story. Also noting that journalism should come first while the technology, second.
Secondly, he advises for you to know how you fall on the equipment spectrum.
(Gearhead or light packer)
Thirdly, he talks about where you will be publishing your material. This is something you should think about before going out and getting your story. He mentions microblogging, live blogging, mobile video, and multimedia.
Lastly, he talks about mobile crowdsourcing. Since the story is so easy to get out to the audience- you have to think about them and be able to use them to your advantage.
Journalism has gotten easier over the years and technology only makes it easier. But Briggs offers great advice on what to think about when you’re in the field and what makes a good story.