Friday, 3 October 2008

Things I would like to see in every newsroom, some essential tools for the multimedia journalist ... oh, and err some toys I would like to play with


With all the restructuring of "news gathering organisations" of late, I've been thinking a lot about how I would redesign the newsroom.

Change is here - there's no avoiding it.

There was one time when a journalist's tool kit consisted of nothing more than a pad and a pencil (preferably one of those retractable stay sharp ones). But now things are different.

Today, no self-respecting reporter should be seen out without a pad, pencil (preferably one of those retractable stay sharp ones - some things don't change) and multimedia phone with web access, video and mp3 recording capability.

So every now and again, I'll use this blog to list some of the things which I think are essential tools for the multimedia journalist and technological gadgets for the smooth running of a cross platform, multimedia news organisation. (And some will be the cool toys which I've seen, read about, played with or dreamed about.)


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