Leigh L. Wright
When I started reporting in the early 1990s, my reporter’s toolkit consisted of a reporter’s notebook, several ink pens of various colors, two highlighting pens, a point-and-shoot camera and maybe a microcassette recorder. Reporters scribbled notes furiously into the notebook, snapped a quick picture and maybe recorded the interview for accuracy or future notes. Reporters quickly drove to the newsroom and hammered out a story for the next edition. Fast-forward through the technology space-time continuum to today where I’m now sending students out to do all of that and more with only their smartphones.