Mobile Community Reporting
A Grassroots Prespective on Journalism
Imprint: Sidestone Press
7.16 x 10.1 in
- December 2014
- Temporarily out of Stock. Ships in 2-3 weeks.
In this book, the author presents what he calls the Mobile Community Reporting approach based on a six-year training experiment in which he was involved as trainer and coach in eight African countries. The main argument underlying the MCR approach is that if a member of the community, using a reporting tool familiar to that community, and taking into account the values, interests and worldviews of that community, covers news, chances of capturing what the community thinks are very high.
This book is a must-read piece for those in Africa and elsewhere, who are involved or interested in journalism and communication, and those involved or interested in activism, advocacy, and development projects, where communication processes could take advantage of the Mobile Community Reporting approach to capture what the bottom thinks and does.