Jun 15, 2011

BBC working on live reporting app

The BBC is developing an app for its reporters in the field to file video, still photos and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad, according to "Reporters have been using smart phones for a while now but it was never good quality," said Martin Turner, head of operations for newsgathering. "You might do it when there was a really important story. Now it is beginning to be a realistic possibility to use iPhones and other devices for live reporting, and in the end if you've got someone on the scene then you want to be able to use them. That capability is a really important one."

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