December 21, 2012
Why the common smartphone is the new tape recorder for some journalists
The easiest way to record phone interviews? Have the subject use an iPhone to record themselves, according to PBS.
A major benefit of reporting with an iPhone is the ability to avoid inferior phone-quality interviews. A few swipes can turn an iPhone into a powerful recording tool, providing a reporter with studio-quality audio quickly, without requiring coordination of a busy reporter and interviewee's schedules.
This technique isn't just for Apple devices. Most smartphones have the capability to record audio memos and share through email. However, non-Apple devices are often limited by inferior built-in microphones or sound processing capabilities.
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