A friend recently asked me what handheld recorder to buy as a journalist. I am not sure what a radio journalist needs, but my thoughts are that it needs to be able to go both omni and carioid depending on the situation. If the interview is held at crowded areas then cardoid could be more useful, and if the area is quiet and the journalist just likes to keep the recorder on the table then omni could be useful.
This is just my thoughts but i am very curious about how you guys think about this? What would you look for in a journalist handheld recorder?