Everyone is looking for ways to economize on news production, so it's hardly surprising that in opening 10 new bureaus across the U.S., CNN has chosen the most affordable route. That means working out of other organizations' office space, with a laptop and Internet camera to report.
ABC News tried somewhat the same approach last year in some of its foreign bureaus. Which is not news at all to the dozens of Internet-based news organizations that have been using cellphone cameras and laptops for years to deliver journalism. What remains surprising is that criticism remains of these mobile-journalism models, as if their journalism isn't the true journalism of the mahogany desk.