Researching, interviewing and writing still take time—not much in the way of shortcuts happening there. But filing stories and photos has gone from taking days to taking minutes.
Another thing to consider: My phone used to ring off the hook. Now I only use it for interviews and keeping in touch with family and friends. Most of my professional communication is done through email.
Technology, and that includes the Internet has enabled me to do my job far more efficiently—from just about anywhere.