04 Jan '12, 12am

Newspaper Giant Gannett Buying 1000s of iPhones & iPads to Help Reporters Gather News

Newspaper Giant Gannett Buying 1000s of iPhones & iPads to Help Reporters Gather News

Still, I can't get over the idea of the ubiquitous $200 iPhone and its big brother, the iPad, becoming a primary tool in electronic new gathering (ENG). Not because it's a bad idea, but because it is such a phenomenally cheap alternative to what preceded it. In the 17 years I spent as a TV reporter I worked with a cameraman who was equipped with an ENG camera that cost around $60,000 and weighed enough to buckle a man's back . Obviously iPhone video quality is still no match for professional video cameras, but the change in the way news is now being consumed (often on small mobile screens) has made cell phone video quality good enough for even media giants like Gannett (they ditch the cost of a dedicated cameraman too). The iPhones and iPads are to be delivered to Gannett newsrooms this month with "training" on the tools to follow soon after. Not sure how much training thi...

Full article: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2012/dailyposts/...

Tweets

Do you think that this idea of join tbuying is ...

tankinlian.blogspot.com 04 Jan '12, 12am

I bought a case for iPad2 for $80 (including protective screen). Someone said that a similar cover cost about Amazon.com. ...

Online Giant Expected to Give One Bank Financia...

searchenginejournal.com 04 Jan '12, 2pm

As if the brand needed more exposure (aside from its 800-million-plus users), this coming season, we’ll hear a lot of on a...