The Rambling Thoughts Blog has this picture of the toolkit needed by a journalist covering a live event.
The blog notes that in:"Bygone days a journalist covering an event was likely to be accompanied by a photographer, cameraman or both. Nowadays due to universal budget cuts a modern journalist is often expected to file text, photos and video all by themselves."
On the list:
Smartphone:USB wireless broadband device:
Sturdy Analog Wristwatch:
Power Charging Cables:
...And, perhaps, you could add a pen and notebook.
Via Paul Bradshaw on Twitter