Kochi

Information office adopts MoJo techniques

Mobile Journalism desk of Ernakulam office produces news and videos

These days, a set of people meet at the district information office (DIO) at Kakkanad every morning. Going by the pseudonym Mobile Journalism (MoJo) desk, they apportion the assignments for the day and their publication on the social media platforms handled by DIO.

Six districts

Chosen as one of the six districts for the roll-out of MoJo techniques for the production of news and videos through the convergence of text, video and audio compatible with the social media, the Ernakulam unit of the Information and Public Relations Department (I&PRD) has a head start on Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur.

While I&PRD has allocated MoJo kits worth ₹80,000, including two smart phones, to each of the districts, Ernakulam DIO chose to kickstart the process by arranging the equipment on its own rather than waiting for the allocation. The commissioning of a 20-seat video projection room has given an added fillip to its activities.

“Our MoJo activities are spearheaded by seven trained information assistants, one each for every two blocks, and a subeditor deployed under the Public Relations Information System Management (PRISM). They produce daily news bulletins and videos, which are then streamed live on our FB page and as deferred live on YouTube,” said District Information Officer Nijas Jewel. The FB page has over 60,000 followers.

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