Can you really use an iPhone to report a story?

You can call the iPhone many things these days: a computer that fits in the palm of your hand, an extremely versatile mobile device, G.P.O.A.T. (greatest phone of all time). But I’ve been hearing a few people suggest that the iPhone can also now be used as a new way to report and file a story. Because of iTunes’ expansive library of apps, developers are coming up with an abundance of creative tools. But could it be? Can you actually turn your iPhone into a reporter’s notebook?

It’s already being tried.

One of the first recognizable attempts was the Hudson plane crash photo taken by Janis Krums and first published on Twitter.

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A few weeks ago, Al Tompkins mentioned a New Mexico reporter who used his iPhone and Qik to broadcast a live story.

ReadWriteWeb recently promoted a new iPhone app, Fwix, that is supposed to not only allow you to report a story exclusively using an iPhone but also publish it.

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I also did a little experimenting with my iPhone this summer with the built-in camera and Voice Memos. I was in a rush, so I didn’t get to spend as much time capturing this great doo wop group that sings everyday at one of Washington, D.C.’s Metro stops. But that’s what happens when you’re a reporter: sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

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