The Rise of Citizen Journalism
Posted: 6/11/2012 | By: Kate Bulkley | The Guardian
n a digital world with a whole host of different ways to communicate a
factual message it is increasingly hard to judge the value of amateur
eyewitness film shot on a mobile phone and posted on the internet
against a considered, observational documentary broadcast on a
traditional television channel.
From the Occupy New York City
bloggers, such as Tim Pool who has broadcast hours and hours of live
reports from Zucotti Park in the city, to YouTube videos of citizens
under fire from government forces in Syria – these incidents and more
are changing the landscape of documentary filmmaking.