AES New York 2009
Broadcast and Media Streaming Session B7

Saturday, October 10, 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

B7 - Audio for News Gathering

Skip Pizzi, Media Technology Consultant & Contributing Editor, Radio World
Andrew Butterworth, Connectivity Specialist, BBC News
Robert Duncan, Foreign Desk Operations, NPR
Mike Noseworthy, Senior Audio Engineer, NBC Network News Field Operations
Chris Tobin, Broadcast Technologist, CBS Radio - New York, NY, USA

Broadcast journalists inhabit a small, unique, and sometimes dangerous corner of the audio world. The technologies used in this space for audio field recording, and for the transport of live and recorded audio from remote sites to broadcast production centers, have expanded greatly in recent years. This ever-challenging environment is now served by a variety of new options, while a few well-used methods are being phased out. From EV-DO to BGAN, AMR-WB to HE-AAC, CF to SDHC, this session will get beyond the acronyms and explore current and emerging components of audio field recording and “backhaul,” along with the applications for which each is best suited—all presented by highly experienced professionals from around the industry.