The best tools I have encountered for doing journalism

Considering the ratio at which the developmental activities as well as political scenario is shaping up in Nepal in the recent time the advancement made in the sector of information technology is rather praiseworthy. This very leap in the sector of information technology has exposed technocrats and most importantly media persons to wide range of technological devices and make their news/output more productive. Right from print media, to television as well as online media technological devices such as mobile phone has turned out to be the most effective tool for reporting. Media person today tweet about the last happening for online as well as television broadcast through their mobile phones. Furthermore in a country like ours which has to face frequent that too prolonging power cuts, mobile phone is one device that has minimized the worries of journalists like me.

Without tools journalism is never easy. In the last six years i have used various tools for my reporting. These tools have made convergence possible.
Here are top 5 tools that have helped me a lot in my journalism career.
1. Canon 550d
2. Zoom H1 recorder
3. Macbook pro
4. Samsung Galaxy Ace
5. Blogs/Social Media

Video from Cameralabs.
After using different handy cams, now i use Canon 550 D. This perfectly fits my budget, my need and my interest. However, i am planning to upgrade it. Before moving to Zoom H1 recorder, i used to carry Sony ICD recorder. Zoom’s H1 recorder is comparatively cheaper and the quality is satisfactory.

There is some change in the workflow at my office too. Now we are operating the news from automation system using the vsn news server.