Media Moves

The iPhone is indispensable for this media reporter

October 16, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Edmund Lee

New York Times media reporter Edmund Lee talks about how he uses technology for his job.

Here is an excerpt:

What tech tools do you rely on most for reporting on the media industry?

My iPhone is my everyweapon. It’s for emails, texts, Signals, interviews, notes, even suggestions for the best subway route. (I swear by Citymapper, which my wife recommended.)

My typical use case goes something like this: I’ll be headed to a news conference when a source Signals, saying he’s in town. I’ll check my calendar and text back a possible time as I hunt through OpenTable for a reservation somewhere convenient. After I find a spot, I’ll send a calendar invite. By then, I’m exiting the subway and Slacking my editor about when I’ll be back in the office.

Like most reporters, I’m incredibly impatient. Smartphones are the best (or worst?) enablers for that kind of pathology.

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