School to use Nokia N95 to explore Mobile Journalism
Exploring journalism with the N95s
Friday, January 25, 2008
School (JOMEC) to use Nokia N95 mobile devices in order to better explore the boundaries of mobile journalism.
The N95 devices were donated by Nokia as part of their Trends Lab experiment to explore the capabilities of the phones in the areas of film, music, photography and design.
Cardiff was selected to be the only UK University to undertake this new research.
Andy and Chris arrive at Cardiff Reef
This prestigious position was summarised by Glyn Mottershead, Professional Tutor in Newspaper Journalism at JOMEC. “This research puts the School and our students at the forefront of cutting edge research and development in modern journalism. We’re all very exited to see exactly what the N95 can do in terms of providing a full multi-media platform for journalists”.
Two students have since capitalised upon the new devices by winning an all expenses paid trip to Cape Town, South Africa sponsored by Nokia.
Andy Sloan and Chris Cousens, who are students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism Studies, were among 85 trainee journalists invited to take part in the competition to cover Cardiff from an unseen angle.
Using freezer bags to wrap the phones the duo filmed their adventures surfing along the River Taff in search of an imaginary surf spot, Cardiff Reef.
The School will continue working with the N95’s as part of the postgraduate diplomas.