What's in Santa's bag for journalists?

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Chip Scanlan at the Poynter Institute has some thoughts on what the big guy should leave under the tree for aspiring multimedia reporters this season: "Technology has filled the journalistic toolbox with an array of innovative gadgets that enable journalists to gather and deliver the news with speed and sophistication. But which ones does a multimedia journalist need?" Top of the list: A smartphone. Most audacious choice: A remote controlled helicopter video camera.