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Japan Tsunami video footage-is citizen footage superseding mainstream media?

The recent coverage of the devastation in Japan has exemplified the role citizen journalism can play – has it also highlighted weaknesses in the mainstream media? I’m thinking primarily of evening news reports, for example last night’s channel 4 news: The programme is … Continue reading

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video footage of tsunami in Japan

latest videos from Japan, following the massive quake Video taken from youtube-a couple of others are also available

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Narrative niggles in video journalism

I’ve worked out what worries me about video journalism: it leaves me feeling niggly about narrative. It bothers me less when it’s something like amateur footage of a protest. The news content is in its capturing of the moment, so … Continue reading

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citizen journalism- youtube clip

I seem to be stuck on the idea of citizen journalism today, but this clip has some nice points about the role of video

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Will a rise in citizen video journalism mean a fall in quality?

I’m still plodding along a learning curve in relation to video journalism but have just seen this article giving tips on how to record videos with mobile phones. The idea that citizen journalism is adding pairs of electronic eyes is … Continue reading

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CCTV footage of bus crash

The CCTV footage showing the inside of a bus seconds before and after it was hit by a truck, has been shown throughout news channels. Fortunately, no one was killed in the collision. Witnessing the passenger’s reaction brings the crash … Continue reading

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