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PiPress article about 35W citizen journalism

Cameras in hand, citizens take over
Witnesses to the I-35W bridge collapse post the news online

Chuck Olsen, of Minneapolis, was about to depart for Chicago on Wednesday when he heard about the Interstate 35W bridge collapse - and rushed out with his high-definition camcorder to snag footage for the Web.

This is what Olsen, a top video blogger, does. But, to his surprise, he was among hundreds of onlookers using technology - from high-definition cameras on fancy tripods to pocketcams and cell phones - to capture the scene.

It was, he said, a seminal local moment in "citizen journalism," when ordinary people worked alongside big media outlets to document a major news event.

August 3, 2007 at 02:13 AM in Media, Minnesota Stories, Videoblogging | Permalink


You need one of these:

Posted by: Josh at Aug 3, 2007 10:15:03 AM


Posted by: Josh at Aug 3, 2007 10:15:43 AM

Totally Drudge dude!

Posted by: chuck at Aug 3, 2007 2:28:47 PM