By: Mike Ananny and Taylor Owen | The Mark
What would it mean for the future of international journalism if – a big if – all revolutions were tweeted?
Until recently, most western societies viewed the world through the eyes of foreign correspondents. But if Canadians can now watch revolutions like Egypt’s unfold in real-time – via tweets, Facebook pages and Al Jazeera – then why should news organizations send foreign correspondents to far-off places?
Answering these questions means pausing to ask what international news means in an age of digital information networks.