1st Edition

The Mojo Handbook Theory to Praxis

By Ivo Burum Copyright 2021
    350 Pages 100 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 100 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Mojo Handbook: Theory to Praxis offers a detailed and engaging crash course on how to use mobile tools to create powerful journalistic stories. 

    Drawing on both theoretical underpinnings and practical techniques, the book outlines the fundamentals of mobile journalism methods, by placing mobile storytelling within a wider context of current affairs, documentary filmmaking and public relations. The book offers expert advice for how to use storytelling skills to transform mobile content into engaging and purposeful user-generated stories for audiences. Topics covered include tips for recording dynamic video and clean audio, conducting interviews on your phone and editing and post-production processes, as well as advice on how to handle copyright issues and a primer on journalistic ethics. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of terms to help students navigate the video production and mobile journalism world. 

    The Mojo Handbook is a valuable resource for aspiring multimedia professionals in journalism, strategic and corporate communication, community and education, as well as anyone looking to incorporate mobile into their visual storytelling tool kit.



    List of Figures and Tables


    1. Introduction
    2. Mojo Tools
    3. Developing Mojo Stories
    4. Recording Mojo Stories
    5. Recording Audio on a Smartphone
    6. Recording an Interview
    7. Writing Mojo Stories
    8. Editing Video Stories
    9. Post-production
    10. Mojo in the Age of Social Media
    11. Mobile Streaming
    12. Ethical Mojo
    13. Defamation and Copyright
    14. Training a common pedagogical bridge
    15. Resources


    Ivo Burum, PhD, lectures in media industries, mobile and digital journalism and television at La Trobe University in Melbourne. A journalist and award-winning television executive producer and director, he is a self-shot pioneer who has worked extensively across genres including frontline international current affairs. He runs Burum Media, a mojo and web TV consultancy that provides mojo training for journalists, students and remote marginalised communities. This is his fourth book on mobile journalism.

    "Whether you’re a beginner MOJO learner or a leading expert, you’ll find The Mojo Handbook an inspiration." - Rana Sabbagh, MENA Editor at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) 

    "Ivo Burum is the Mojo Master. Few people on the planet know as much as he does about mobile journalism. He combines practical video experience and global context with high intelligence and precise technical skills." - Stephen Quinn, PhD, professor of mobile journalism at Kristiania University in Norway

    "Ivo Burum has the rare ability of working in the sweet spot between practical journalism and the academic world, combining technical skills with professional storytelling." - Geir Ruud, Norwegian National News Agency