His current kit for remote journalism includes a reliable laptop, tablet, primary and backup recorders, paper notebook, and a sturdy metal pen.
In spite of his obsession with new technology and gadgets, Evans reveals his software usage is limited to a word processor, email, and a calendar to facilitate scheduling interviews and tracking deadlines. “I used Open Office in my freelancer days. Now that I live the rich wild life of an editor, I use Word.”
For podcaster and radio personality Ralph Sutton, new technology has been the key to growing his podcast The Sex Drugs & Rock-n-Roll Show and GaS digital network while laboring under a freelancer’s budget.
“Everyone told me a new studio would cost $100,000,” says Sutton, who was able to keep the budget under $10,000 by using new innovations rather than the technology that had been traditionally recommended. The process required lots of time watching YouTube tutorials and shopping for the latest gadgets online. He estimates he saved 40% by building his own equipment.