Panel on mobile journalism: Part 2
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CNN International hosts a panel discussion on the role of mobile technology in newsgathering, journalism and the consumption of news, at the Frontline Club in London on 22nd July 2010. Panellists include Louis Gump (CNN), Ben Hammersley (Wired UK), Alex Wood (Freelance Mobile Journalist), Andy Dickinson (University of Central Lancashire) and Jonathan Hewett (City University)
Mobile phones are changing the way we learn about and experience news. Citizen journalists and ordinary people are, increasingly, beating news crews to the scene of breaking news stories - the first accounts, often including photographs and video footage, of many of the defining news stories of our times have been captured and shared by ordinary people using mobile phones. Mobile technology is also becoming an essential part of the professional journalist's tool-kit, allowing stories to be told with greater immediacy than ever before. Mobiles are also changing the way we consume news, allowing people on the move to keep abreast of the stories important to them.
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