What's Inside an NPR Reporter's Suitcase?
Have you ever wondered what an NPR reporter packs in their suitcase?
Here's your chance to look. Two pictures give us a peek.
The first picture show us the professional tools of the trade:
- Reporter's Kit: Headphones, microphone, microphone stand, and audio recorder.
- Extra Batteries: Needed to power the audio recorder in the reporter's kit.
- Ruggedized Laptop: A lot of running around requires a little extra protection.
- Snacks: What's the trick to keeping everyone on their game during such a busy week? Snacks. Lots of them.
- Caffeine: Mission critical for the long days and late nights of convention coverage.
- Gaffer's Tape: A lot like duct tape, but even better. Used to tape down cables to the floor in NPR's convention booth.
- Permanent Markers: These will come in handy over and over during convention weeks. And they can even write on gaffer's tape.
- ID and Credentials: Security checks are required all throughout the convention venues, so ID cards and press credentials are a crucial addition.
- EVDO Card: Having this little wireless device along means our team will be able to access the Internet everywhere.
And the second shows us the "fun stuff" for Florida: sun screen and rain boots!