Backback journalists, one-man bands, multimedia reporters, MoJo — whatever you call that slice of the industry — is a skillset, a mindset and an equipment set. You have to be able to discern your story quickly and, just as quickly, understand and apply the appropriate medium to cover the details of the tale. You have to be able to work independently, often quickly and with several stories and moving parts at play.
And you need the right tools. Here are 10 must haves from Media Bistro.
It is a good list. I’d add extra batteries, an extra recorder and sharp, comfortable shoes.