Short list of must-have tools for journalists

  • A laptop computer that the journalist maintains and for which the journalist takes responsibility
  • A digital still camera capable of shooting video that’s usable on the Web
  • A digital audio recorder capable of high-quality sound for use online
  • A blog or content management system to which the journalist can upload reports from the field, including audio, photos, and video
  • Social networks, blogs, RSS, and other means of staying connected to the community and the world
  • Software applications used for editing audio, photos, video, etc.; also software used for managing projects and information

From a post by Mindy McAdams that attempts to answer the question, “Why does anyone major in journalism?”