youtube nation…

When news strikes, I go hunting for video. Just an old habit. I want to see for myself what it looked like. So after yesterday's 5.8 earthquake back on the East Coast I went to youtube, thinking that I might be able to see some rocking. No such luck. What was there were myriads of … Continue reading youtube nation…

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Citizen photographers app…

Can you say "Citizen Journalist"? That phrase harkens back seven or eight years when everyone it seems wanted to become a journalist. It had its good and bad points and never really seemed to take off. Kind of floundered and dropped out of sight. Well, now someone has developed an app titled "Tapln" that encourages … Continue reading Citizen photographers app…

“Citizen Journalist” vs. “Videojournalist” vs. Eyewitness

Andy Dickinson has fresh insight into the Sadaam hanging video. As professionals, VJs observe and report on what goes on in the world from an objective viewpoint. But what happens when a citizen sees/records important events? Does that make them a videojournalist? In my experience, no - that makes them an eyewitness. The variable today … Continue reading “Citizen Journalist” vs. “Videojournalist” vs. Eyewitness