How the COVID pandemic changed digital journalism

James Mahon*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the last decade, smartphones and mobile technology have altered newsrooms, transforming news gathering, live broadcasting and content distribution. Trained on an iPhone 4s at the University of Sheffield in 2011, I was one of the first mobile journalists in the UK. Over the course of my career broadcasting live, from war zones in Iraq to tornados in the US, mobile technology has been the primary vehicle for capturing, curating and distributing packaged and live content.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2021


  • social media
  • journalism
  • smartphones
  • digital journalism
  • mobile technology


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