Mobile news - a review and model of journalism in an age of mobile media

Oscar Westlund

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    The technological convergence of mobile “phones” and multimedia has been taking place since the 1990s, but it was not until the commercial birth of touchscreen-enabled mobile devices, offered with flat-rate subscriptions for mobile internet, that widespread production and use of news-related content and services began to flourish. Accessing mobile news has gained traction in the everyday life of the public. In parallel, legacy news media have in recent
    years developed news provision, by repurposing or customising journalistic content published for mobile sites and/or applications. This article explores the production of mobile news, by discussing and synthesising the findings of the contemporary literature found in the nexus of journalism and mobile media. It posits a model of journalism focusing on the roles of humans and technology in activities characterised by customising or repurposing. The article also presents a research agenda focusing on the production of mobile news.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalDigital Journalism
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)6-26
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2012


    • mobile journalism
    • model of journalism
    • MoJo
    • mobile news
    • mobile media


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