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Video Journalist Uses Mobile Phone to Go Live in 90 Seconds

ImageWith some stories happening so quickly they need to be covered before a team gets there, or happening at a time when few resources are available, turning to mobile journalism is becoming the increasingly common response. Harriet Hadfield, a reporter at Sky News, spoke to news:rewired about using a mobile phone for live broadcasts. Sky prides itself in being able to "go live" in only 90 seconds, so equipped with her toolkit on stage, she talked us through her essentials.

Broadcasters Adding Drones to ENG Kits

ImageEven under the FAA's highly restrictive "333 exemption" rules governing the commercial use of drones--especially the requirement to file flight plans 24 hours before launch--pioneering broadcasters such as ABC News, Cox Media Group, and Media General have managed to capture exciting, meaningful TV coverage using these unmanned, camera-equipped platforms. Media General station KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., uses both drones and its helicopter for ENG. "The damage caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and earthquakes becomes very clear from 100 feet in the air," said Maria Stefanopoulos, production manager for "Good Morning America." "This is a hard message to convey by using an ENG crew on the ground."

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