It is just like a Hollywood movie scene from the 80’s where you’d have a man at the front porch, waiting for his newspaper guy to throw the paper from across the fence from his bike. But in this case, it is only better!
A resident of The Hague in Netherlands, Anna Holligan, Foreign Correspondent for BBC News, is redefining the term ‘Mojo’ by delivering news to her audiences from her bicycle.
The idea first came to her when she saw a colleague shoot videos from his phone.
The BBC correspondent shared videos of her doing what most would call impossible and netizens loved the idea. Even seasoned journalists would love to give the idea a try, especially in a country where people are known for riding bikes as a part of their lifestyle.
When she posted videos of her ‘news on wheels’ on Twitter, she was flooded with questions about how she did it and whether it was difficult. Holligan replied by explaining the technology that she uses and how she manages from a bike outdoors what people do from studios.
Holligan uses a smartphone on a selfie stick screwed onto a handlebar mount. She also told Twitter users that she uses the FiLMiCPro double take app and a rodemics clip on lapel mic with a wind jammer.
She also shared images of the equipment and the e-cargo bike she rides.
In July, BBC news posted a video of Holligan sharing tips from the Dutch cycling embassy in Netherlands about how a nation of cyclists can be built.
The journo is a pioneer in sharing news from her bike and calls it a practical, fast, efficient and green way to gather and share news. “Also handy for holding baby while you’re breaking news,” she says.
Anna’s daughter Zena, 4, is often seen accompanying her on her cycling escapades.
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