GETTING THE STORY VIA SMARTPHONE

Well here’s one way to get around visually-challenging phone interviews.

It’s not perfect, but when NBC’s Lester Holt recently did a phone interview with Eric Riddick, who’s been jailed for 26 years for a murder he says he did not commit, it was conducted via smartphone.

Holt sat in a room with the smartphone set to “speaker”  on the table in front of him and addressed Riddick while a variety of camera shots were taken.

Wider shots were used when Riddick’s responses were captioned on the screen.

Holt seemed to never take his eyes off the phone, thus emulating millions of Americans crossing busy intersections.

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