Monday, August 14, 2006

News 2.0: Citizen Journalism

The way we receive news is or has been already changed. In almost every mobile phone has a camera, so 'the crowd' can take pictures or film the news as it's happening before a professional reporter has arrived on scene.

Improved cellphone camera resolution enables the printing of clearer photos in larger formats. Bild has followed its soccer and celebrity photos in recent weeks with sensational car fires, weather pictures and photos of car models not yet on the market. Mr. Fest says it will not be long before a reader-generated picture of a newsworthy event will run on the front page.

"Amateur photographers are omnipresent," he said, "and that's an interesting development. Whether you see them with fear or hope, that depends on your point of view."

Read more at NYT Technology...

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