For the record, real-time reporting is more than just using social media.
A reporter can be sending out images or live video (UStream, Qik, Twitcasting, etc.) from his or her cell phone. A photographer or reporter could be automatically uploading images from his or her camera using technology like the Eye-Fi.
It's journalism without a safety net… it's hyperlocal AND global journalism… it's working under the deadline of now, 15 minutes from now and 15 minutes ago.
The journalism game has changed — again. And this won't be the last time. While technology evolves, what are constant and never-changing are our core journalistic values.
Hold them close as you harness the power of real-time reporting.