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Mobile Journalist Toolkit: A field study on producing news articles with a mobile device

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Mobile Journalist Toolkit : A field study on producing news articles with a mobile device. / Jokela, Tero; Väätäjä, Heli; Koponen, Tiina.

MindTrek 2009 - 13th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era. 2009. p. 45-52.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Harvard

Jokela, T, Väätäjä, H & Koponen, T 2009, Mobile Journalist Toolkit: A field study on producing news articles with a mobile device. in MindTrek 2009 - 13th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era. pp. 45-52, 13th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era, MindTrek 2009, Tampere, Finland, 30/09/09. https://doi.org/10.1145/1621841.1621851

APA

Jokela, T., Väätäjä, H., & Koponen, T. (2009). Mobile Journalist Toolkit: A field study on producing news articles with a mobile device. In MindTrek 2009 - 13th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era (pp. 45-52) https://doi.org/10.1145/1621841.1621851

Vancouver

Jokela T, Väätäjä H, Koponen T. Mobile Journalist Toolkit: A field study on producing news articles with a mobile device. In MindTrek 2009 - 13th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era. 2009. p. 45-52 https://doi.org/10.1145/1621841.1621851

Author

Jokela, Tero ; Väätäjä, Heli ; Koponen, Tiina. / Mobile Journalist Toolkit : A field study on producing news articles with a mobile device. MindTrek 2009 - 13th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Everyday Life in the Ubiquitous Era. 2009. pp. 45-52

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