Are Smart Phones The New News Gathering Tools?

After listening to a BBC podcast about producing news reports using mobile phones it gave me a lot of perspectives about how media is taking a whole new approach with just the use of a smart phone. For instance the BBC started issuing IPhones to its journalists for news gathering which seems like an immense […]

After listening to a BBC podcast about producing news reports using mobile phones it gave me a lot of perspectives about how media is taking a whole new approach with just the use of a smart phone. For instance the BBC started issuing IPhones to its journalists for news gathering which seems like an immense step for a news organization such as the BBC to be gathering news through a phone. Smartphones offer a simple and flexible way to record and edit broadcast-quality audio.

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The BBC reported that there are some basic rules to making the most of the apps most smartphones are supplied with – like remembering to divert calls before starting to record and avoiding talking directly into the microphone as this will distort the sound. BBC journalists are recording and editing packages for radio and TV and broadcasting live from location.

BBC’s tutorial was quite standard and clear about how they use an IPhone to do news gathering and they are able to do their editing on it as well.

The recording features on the IPhone allow you to trim your audio and email it as well. It is quite interesting as to how much you can get accomplished with an IPhone, where for instance the BBC journalists are able to do their reporting and gather their news and simply email it to their newsroom. Also the PNG news app that they have makes the whole process quite simple for reporters to do their job and to get a lot done. A smartphone is an amazing news gathering device to have and the best part is that you can fit it in your pocket.

“Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free”

As I read Doctorow’s 2nd Law, “Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free,” it made me realize that each day we use tons of information for free while there is some of it that we which is supposed to be paid for. However, if people have access to your information and they are using it, I […]

As I read Doctorow’s 2nd Law, “Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free,” it made me realize that each day we use tons of information for free while there is some of it that we which is supposed to be paid for. However, if people have access to your information and they are using it, I think it is only fair enough that you pay for some information.

 

Is it fair that you spend countless hours trying to put together pieces of work while someone else uses it for free?! I think in this day and era people are more prone to using the internet more than anything else, and they want to use everything for free, this includes me as well.

According to many sources using some else’s work without proper sourcing is known as plagiarism or in plain simple terms it’s called stealing. Therefore, you may not want to be categorized in those criteria.