This reporter claims to have handed in his laptop and uses only an iPhone and iPad for reporting and editing.
I have heard of this extreme behavior before, and I could not possibly get on board. I think it’s fine for down and dirty, super quick turnaround news reporting, but you’re inevitably sacrificing quality of sound and any suaveness of craft.
He’s basically using the pre-installed voice memo app and SoundCloud to send in audio for the newsroom to put together his pieces.
I just don’t know why anyone would go actually want to turn their laptop in. That stuff is still useful!