Fort Myers News-Press works its mojo … yeah, baby!

austinpowers.jpgCheck out this Washington Post article documenting the efforts of the mojos (that’s buzzspeak for “mobile journalists”) at Gannett’s Fort Myers News Press. This hardy group of young journalists roams the city with Kevin Sites-like gear bags and reports on even the smallest happenings for the News Press‘ “micro sites.”

I regularly use the News Press as an example of why j-schools need to treat multimedia skills as being fundamental. It’s the young’uns who are most expected to multi-task.


QUESTION: What do you call a reporter during hurricane season in South Florida?

ANSWER: A “hojo!” (Hotel Journalist… har!)

I crack me up.


Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

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