Archive for the 'Journalism' Category


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Scoopt is soliciting pictures and videos from people with camera phones, and reselling them to mainstream media outlets. It’s rather like, but it seems more oriented towards amateurs. Technorati Tags: video

NYT: “Armed With Right Cellphone, Anyone Can Be a Journalist”

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

The NYT reports that WABC-TV, the ABC affiliate in New York is now soliciting video and cell phone pictures from its viewers. Stringers with police scanners have been a part of the media ecology for a long time, but stringers got paid; the contract on this arrangement allows WABC to distribute anything it receives to [...]

Independent World Television – more citizen media

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Independent World Television wants to build a viewer supported global independent news network (“If half a million people in the entire world contribute just $50, IWTnews will secure the $25 million it needs to fund its first year of broadcasting, in 2007.”) They’ve assembled an impressive list of supporters (from Charles Benton to Gore Vidal), [...]


Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I’ve been meaning for close to month to write about Lulop‘s new version, Lulop2, an “Internet news gathering” platform. Lulop has been around for a while (four years), and it’s prime mover, Lorenzo Manes, has built a viable business that brokers video footage shot by professionals, and purchased by television broadcast networks. Lulop2 is now [...]

CNBC Erases All of its Enron Footage?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

In the discussion with the director, Alex Gibney, following a showing at the San Francisco Film Festival of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, it came out that CNBC claims to have erased all of its coverage of Enron. It would be good to verify whether this is the case, but if true, it [...]

How Does Ephemera Become Evidence?

Friday, October 29th, 2004

It seems unlikely the cameraman ever expected this footage to become evidence in the presidential campaign. As with the Edwards – Cheney meeting that didn’t happen until a video of the event was produced, access to old video footage initially judged unimportant has gone on to affect public discourse at a national level. Video Shows [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting