TV reporter uses Skype from the field

WTSP-TV anchor/reporter Janie Porter reported live from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on the run-up to a University of Florida Gators championship game. Rather than using a live truck for her feed,

Porter set up her own camera, opened her laptop, connected the camera to her computer, slipped a wireless connection card into her laptop, called up Skype and used her Blackberry to establish IFB (the device TV folks wear in their ears to hear the off-air signal).

Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute has the story, an interview and the video.

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