Networked journalism: with GPS

The BBC starts an experiment in networked journalism using students equipped with Nokia phones (aka news gathering devices) hooked up with GPS to get location (aka hyperlocal) information. Sounds a bit like the Farcast project described here. I do like the idea of a new device that can record and send along and publish geographically tagged photos, video, text, and audio. The phones we have — like my beloved Treo — are almost there, but they need to enable easier text input and easy editing of multimedia without any publishing hassles on the other end.