Mobile Experience in War and Conflict Reporting

Mobile Experience in War and Conflict Reporting

Shixin Ivy Zhang (University of Nottingham – Ningbo, China)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7885-7.ch014

Abstract

Defining mobile experience as a process of usage, affordance, roles, and impacts of mobile phones during wars and conflicts, the author has located similarities and differences in mobile experience in war and conflict reporting among professional journalists, citizen journalists, governments, militaries, rebels, NGOs, activists, and communities. After exploring the changes and trends related to mobile experience in war and conflict reporting, the author also offered specific dimensions and directions for further studies.
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Mobile Experience Of Professional Journalists

The mobile phone has become an indispensable part of journalists’ work. Journalists have widely used mobile phones as professional tools in war and conflict reporting. This process includes live reporting (or video streaming) from the field (MoJo), the convergence of mobile phone and social media (UGC, storify), the use of mobile photo apps in war photography, and the use of mobile phones in drone journalism.

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