Monday, July 11, 2005

We are all reporters now

This time the Guardian writes about how mobile phone picture and video captured the eye-witness accounts of the recent London events:

"It was a new kind of story. Not in the sense of what happened, which was thoroughly and depressingly as anticipated, but in the way it was reported and disseminated. The mobile phone photographers, the text messagers and the bloggers - a new advance guard of amateur reporters had the London bomb story in the can before the news crews got anywhere near the scene."

A rise of citizen journalism - of 'mass amateurisation'? Is this an indication of street mobilities substituting for traditional hierarchical flows?

See full article at:
'We had 50 images within an hour'

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