Neal Augenstein

For the past 14 years, Neal Augenstein has been an award-winning reporter with "WTOP-FM":http://www.wtop.com/ and wtop.com in Washington, D.C. He's the first major-market radio reporter to do all his field reporting on an iPhone. Neal is a frequent contributor to CBS News Radio. Born in Connecticut, he graduated from American University in Washington, with a degree in broadcast journalism. On Twitter, follow @NealAugenstein and "@wtop":https://twitter.com/wtop.

by Neal Augenstein

Typing 140 characters and adding a link or photo is so 2010. Too many news organizations merely place web or broadcast content on a Twitter screen and press tweet. Why not create content for mobile devices tailored to the way people use their smartphones and tablets, as well as the devices’ benefits and limitations? Using [...] more »

by Neal Augenstein

A reporter’s first question in an interview can be crucial. These days my first question is, “Do you have access to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?” A major benefit of reporting with an iPhone is the ability to avoid inferior phone-quality interviews. A few swipes can turn an iPhone into a powerful recording tool, [...] more »

by Neal Augenstein

The iPhone hasn’t failed me yet. It’s now three years since I began #iphonereporting — doing all my field audio and video recording, editing, and transmission, as well as photos, web writing, and social networking solely on my iPhone and iPad. So far, so good. Not perfect, but what in life or business is? Covering [...] more »

by Neal Augenstein

Having the right tool for any job is important, especially when your finished product is due right now. Since February 2010 I’ve been doing all my field production and reporting on my iPhone for all-news WTOP-FM and wtop.com in Washington, D.C. You can read my in-depth report on how I use the iPhone for reporting [...] more »

by Neal Augenstein

It’s been more than a year since I packed away my laptop computer, digital recorders, microphones, cables and cameras, and began covering Washington, D.C. with only my iPhone. When I first came to the top-rated all-news WTOP in 1997, the bag phone I carried weighed as much as a bowling ball. Reel-to-reel tape recorders (ask [...] more »