Morgan State Launches Mobile Journalism Lab,

Leading HBCU’s in Worldwide New Media Network

The Challenge: Create a global news network in three weeks, using only iPhones.
The Solution: VeriCorder Technology, with the support of the BEA and Action Life Media, have launched a planetary experiment in Mobile Journalism and Hyper Local Networks.

Global MoJo shows how any media company can launch and monetize a Hyper Local Network, using mobile apps like VeriCorder’s 1st Video, and the VeriLocal network system.

At Morgan State University, Prof. Richardson’s unique teaching style earned her the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising for the 2007-2008 school year. That same year, she earned a promotion from the rank of lecturer to assistant professor. Most recently, the Knight Foundation’s Institute for Interactive Journalism awarded her a $25,000 grant to create a cutting-edge mobile journalism (“MOJO”) lab at Morgan. All MOJO students will learn to report using only Apple iPhones and iPads. Richardson appeared on NPR in June to discuss the project. Before becoming a professor, Richardson began her journalism career at JET magazine. There she had the privilege of working for, and with, the late publishing magnate, John H. Johnson. Within four months, Johnson promoted her from intern to assistant editor of the magazine, allowing her to pen cover stories at the tender age of 23. Richardson’s work also has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Baltimore and the Examiner newspapers. She earned the Weinstein-Luby Outstanding Young Journalist Award in 2002, and the Freedom Forum’s Chips Quinn Scholars award that same year.

-HBCUBuzz Staff