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By A.J. FeatherWe hear about mobile journalism a lot at the Missouri School of Journalism. It seems almost every month someone has figured out how to capture a moment better with their smartphone than a DSLR or dedicated audio recorder. It is also moving into the media. An article in Wired last month ventured to explain “How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism.” Judd Slivka, a professor of Convergence Journalism here at MU, argues ‘”Mobile journalism” is a ridiculous title, like “camera journalism.”’ He says the equipment does not determine what good journalism is. Good journalism is good journalism regardless of the means we use to produce it.