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"Science and science fiction, how do you even distinguish the two?"
- Jerry Pournelle

Newstaper Gear  
  The devices used by a person who serves as a reporter, cameraman and story finder.  

Jerryberry Jensen is a newstaper. Not quite the same thing as a reporter; he was paid to move from place to place and watch for newsworthy events.

A lean young man with an open, curious, friendly face, topped by red-blond hair curly as cotton. A tiny mike at his lips, a small plug in one ear, a coin purse at his belt. In his hands, a heavy gyrostabilized TV camera equipped with a directional mike.

A newstaper...

Things happened very fast...

Jerryberry talked rapidly to himself while he panned the camera. Occasional questions in his earpiece did not interrupt the flow of his report, though they guided it.

From Flash Crowd, by Larry Niven.
Published by Fantasy And Science Fiction in 1972
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This conception of the news business is, if anything, even more accurate today. Now that we can all upload pictures, text and even video to blogs or news organizations, practically everyone with a camera is a taper.

Compare to True-vu lenses from Earth (1990) by David Brin and fido from Riders of the Purple Wage (1967) by Philip Jose Farmer.

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