Freelance multimedia reporter and journalism trainer Guy Degen uses mobile gadgets including smartphones and MyFi to create powerful reports comprising photos, video and reportage of breaking news events .
Aptly named @fieldreports on Twitter, Guy is one of a small number of journalists who are pioneering the use of real-time web and mobile devices as their sole reporting tools. He has provided the United Nations and various leading global news agencies including Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle with speedy images and reports from conflict zones in Iraq, Turkey, Georgia and more.
In his presentation at media140 during the 2010 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, Guy listed the equipment he uses and gave a candid explanation of its advantages, pitfalls and costs.
Below are some highlights from Guy’s presentation, as well as an interview with him that was shot by media140 reporter Gemma Urgell on a tiny camera and promptly uploaded to vimeo.com … just as Guy may have done himself.
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