THE SHOULDERPOD TEAM attended MOJOCON 2017, the leading international media conference focused on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technologies. It took place last weekend (4th, 5th, and 6th of April) at theRadisson Blu Hotel in Galway, Ireland.
Our conference highlights
Among a ton of interesting content, these are the top trends we found most interesting and the ones we think are drawing the new picture of modern journalism.
- STORIES: Until now we had text, photos and video but social media “Stories” has opened a completely new narrative for the news industry.
- LIVE VIDEO: Technology has transformed every single smartphone into a live broadcasting mobile unit that fits in your pocket and is easy to use.
- 360º: The development of a full 360º mobile ecosystem now allows you to shoot, edit and see the full context around a story ... anywhere, anytime.
The #mojoinaction contest
For the first time this year we’ve been proud to launch the#mojoinaction contest. A creative photography challenge especially dedicated to the attendees at the conference. Many thanks to all the people who participated with all those inspiring photos published with the #mojoinaction hashtag. Choosing only three photos among more than 50 has also been a challenge to us, but after a hard deliberation these are the winners:
ILICCO ELIA reflected on his photograph a moment which more than one mojo is identified with. At the middle of a hard working day a “recharging rest” is absolutely necessary.
SILAS BANG shot Mark Egan inside the Mojo train through a nice mojo set up. Even before the conference started, journalists were already “in action”.
KERON BASCOMBE shows in this apparently dizzy picture how 360º cameras are in the new agenda.
With so many great images participating we couldn’t resist to give 3 additional "Special Mentions" to Marc Settle (@MarcSettle), Micheal o'Ciaraidh (@_mickyc_) and Alexandre Marx (@rock_0la) for their great shots.