We’re rolling out the Mobile Journalism Lab at the Bay Area News Group this evening at the Hometown Heroes event in Oakland, Calif.
The Bay Area News Group will use the News MoJo for community engagement and news coverage throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
The van debuts at an event in downtown Oakland celebrating BANG’s Hometown Heroes partnership with Comcast.
The external graphics aren’t ready yet, so tonight’s event is a soft launch.
The NewsMoJo will provide classes in digital media tools throughout the Bay Area as well as provide a rolling newsroom for journalists on our staffs to use in covering breaking news and events.
I’ll update with photos through the evening.
Digital First Regional Engagement Editor Martin Reynolds, left, shows off the NewsMoJo to Jessie Mangaliman:
NewsMoJo is equipped with iPads, smartphones and ThinkPads for public use and hot spots to provide free public wi-fi:
Posters inside the Rotunda at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza tell the stories of Bay Area Hometown Heroes:
Katherine Rowlands, East Bay Metro Editor, explains the Bay Area News Group’s commitment to community engagement and local news:
Visitors check out the iPads in the NewsMoJo: