Reuters’ new mobile toolkit

Reuters and Nokia have developed a new “mobile journalism” toolkit aimed at helping reporters file and publish text, photo, audio and video news stories from handheld devices, rather than laptops. An excerpt from the press release:
Helsinki, Finland – Nokia Research Center (NRC) and Reuters are working together on a mobile journalism project that could transform the way journalists file news reports when on the move.  The new mobile application is the first project to be showcased from a long term research collaboration that has been established between NRC and Reuters.  It centres around a lightweight toolkit that provides everything journalists need to file and publish stories from even the most remote regions of the world.
In a trial last summer select Reuters journalists used the technology to edit, combine and file text, images, sound and live and recorded video streams  from the field, said the release.  It said the toolkit is aimed first at professional journalists, but would suit “citizen journalism” in future. The technology involves the use of existing smart phones and, in the trial, GPS integrated video-streaming technology

Some footage and stills from the trial are here.