A glimpse into the intrepid field reporter’s technological toolkit
By Mathilda de Villiers and Cloe Logan
According to Katie Mercer, journalists who say the trade is broken simply haven’t adapted. “Print’s not dead,” she says. “It’s online.” Mercer is Glacier Media’s social media and web content guru. She oversees over 60 community publications, ping-ponging across Western Canada in an attempt to guarantee quality online content at every single one. If you want to work like Mercer, you have to do it all: write web copy, shoot video, take photos, post live hits and 360° shots. So, what are the right tools for the job? We took a peek inside the briefcase of a multimedia journalist.