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WTSP-TV Uses Skype for Live Shot

From: Al Tompkins, Poynter.org Monday morning, WTSP-TV anchor/reporter Janie Porter was on TV, reporting live from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on the run-up to this week’s national college football championship game. She didn’t have a big live truck accompanying her, or an engineer tuning in a shot or a photojournalist standing behind the camera and setting up lights. Porter set up her own camera, opened her laptop, connected the camera to…

Live Chat on Backpack Journalism

The “VJ Debate” has become a staple here on b-roll.net. The discussions on the b-roll.net FORUM are constantly filled with spark and flame. Poynter.org has organized an Online Chat to talk about the future of Backpack Journalism. Join Poynter.org’s Al Tompkins, WTSP-TV’s Janie Porter, KTUU-TV’s Scott Jensen and others to discuss backpack journalism, Wed., Jan. 7 from 1-1:30 p.m. ET. The initial questions include: -is this good for journalism? -what…