Georgia Station Embraces the iPad

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By Andrew Gauthier Comment

TVNewsCheck

iPad typing Apple iPads are flying off the shelves faster than the company can manufacture them. Among the early adopters is one enterprising broadcaster that has discovered an immediate and practical application.

Last week, news anchors and producers at Barrington Broadcasting Group’s WFXL Albany, Ga., replaced their paper scripts with electronic versions displayed on the iPad.

“By using the iPad, we’re saving hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper annually,” says News Director Terry Graham, who also anchors the news at 6:30 and 10 p.m. at the Fox affiliate. “Our projected savings per month are $800, or about $9,600 per year.” More…