Gadgets 'R' Us

NAB 2004 has something for the whole news team

RTNDA's decision to hold its conference alongside the NAB's was smart. Smart business, that is. Every member of the news operations team, from engineers to editors to on-air talent, will benefit from checking out the latest gadgets. New tools don't just make the job easier; they make news delivery more efficient.

But to understand how things work, it pays to do the homework. On the following pages, we assess the major trends, from newsroom systems to field operations, that will reshape and redefine the news landscape.