Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Citizen journalism and television coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing

Citizen journalism on the Internet began before the invention of the Web. Today it is a significant source of news. Emily Tolan's nine minute video on the Boston Marathon bombing illustrates the interplay between citizen journalism and television.

The video is a chronological summary of events beginning with the explosions caught on cell phones and ending with Twitter and TV coverage of the capture of the second suspect.



For more on citizen journalism, check these teaching presentations.