There’s a new iPhone. Nieman Lab talks about what the loss of the headphone jack means for reporters

The new iPhones arrived last Friday to their usual fanfare. While there were a few big changes, none was talked about more than Apple removing the headphone jack and routing audio through the lightning port. While most reporters recording audio rely on the built-in mic to gather audio, others have purchased external accessories to work through the headphone jack. Nieman Lab posted a story about this change and what it means for reporters. My interpretation: “Don’t worry folks, there’s nothing to panic about.” Check out what they had to say:

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 19th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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