Brian Stelter, a reporter for the New York Times, was on his way to the final taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show when he learned of the tornadoes that had just hit Joplin. He booked a last-minute flight to Kansas City, rented a car, drove 176 miles to Joplin, and reported on-site primarily with his iPhone using text messages, Twitter, Instagram, and McDonald’s Wi-Fi.

Here’s a link to the front-page story his Tweeting helped write.

(Via Minimal Mac.)

June 16, 2011