‘Citizen journalists’ shine a light on their own communities | Society | The Guardian

High-definition cameras and web-enabled mobile handsets wielded by ordinary people have become crucial elements of news coverage in places such as Tehran and Rangoon, where what once was unreported is now recorded and rapidly shared with the world. But as shown by the mobile phone film that a passer-by took of Ian Tomlinson – who died of internal bleeding after being attacked by a police officer – at last year’s G20 demonstrations in London, those digital technologies have a part to play in news coverage closer to home.

via ‘Citizen journalists’ shine a light on their own communities | Society | The Guardian.

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~ by Gary Austin on March 17, 2010.

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