ABC's news radio division is encouraging its reporters to use Wi-Fi to submit stories: The Wall Street Journal ran a story about one reporter's challenges trying to find a strong signal to file a story.
It's nice to see such a large operation recognizing the potential benefits of Wi-Fi and willing to give it a shot. The article describes some problems the reporter has trying to find and use hot spots but he and his boss are both understanding of the fact that Wi-Fi is a new technology that may have some glitches.
The exciting part for field reporters, of course, just as news photographers have already discovered is live field reporting with a laptop and a signal and a portable (computer-based) editing system. Glenn notes, "Couple this with audio/video blogging and we suddenly have a real manifestation of first-hand field reporting -- by anyone."