Television news often relies on interviews with witnesses who recount their experiences, which is not ideal. The attack on the London subway system - an unexpected news event in an inaccessible location - was a good example.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
You Too Journalist
Got a cellphone camera? You, too, can be a television journalist. Now, millions of people have the ability not only to tell you what they are seeing, but to show you.
The technology that turns any random bystander into a "portable, mobile, cinematography unit" is especially exciting for television, which depends on pictures.
Pictures came "exclusively from people who happened to be there with the technology.