A few days ago, Lester Graham of Michigan Radio posted to facebook about the equipment he was preparing for an upcoming story he was covering. We were intrigued and asked him to share his insights with our members.
I follow NPR reporter Don Gonyea on Instagram. Occasionally, he’ll arrange all the equipment he takes on the road on his dining room table and take a photo. I like looking over the recorders, microphones, cables, etc.
To me, everyone’s kit bag is a fingerprint of that reporter’s priorities, preparedness and equipment-failure paranoia.