Fox TV affiliate replaces paper scripts with Apple iPads

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  1. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009

    Fox TV affiliate replaces paper scripts with Apple iPads
    Friday, April 23, 2010

    "Apple iPads are flying off the shelves faster than the company can manufacture them," Arthur Greenwald reports for TVNewsCheck. "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," Greenwald reports. "'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.' That easily covers the cost of the initial six entry-level iPads, which retail for $499."

    "Newscast scripts are composed as usual. But rather than printing to paper, the final version is formatted as a PDF file and transmitted to each iPad via e-mail," Greenwald reports. "The PDF translation is handled by iAnnotate by Aji.LLC, a $7 program sold and downloaded via Apple's App Store."

    Greenwald reports, "Based upon savings in paper alone, Graham says he'll probably be purchasing more iPads. And he says he expects that once it confirms the savings, Barrington will encourage other stations in its portfolio to put them to work on their anchor desks."
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Sic suscipio nex papyrus.

    (So begins the death of paper)
  3. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    I guess thats whats "magical" about the iPad. It can be used in so many different applications. With a little more room to breathe, it could be a real killer.

    I see Hospitals buying these up also.
  4. rjflyn macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2007
    Its been out like 20 days, and they have already saved hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper a year. Sounds like a typical news organization cant even get this story right.

    He should have said were going to save...
  5. boatski macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
    Or... you should learn to read?

    "we're saving hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper annually"

    If they estimate they use 100 sheets of paper per day, then they can say they save 36,500 sheets of paper annually.

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