Thursday, June 27, 2013

Citizen News Using Vine Videos

It has been a heck of a week. The news events of the past three days in the United States (and I use that term loosely) has been incredible. I just wanted to mention how Vine was used to report a specific event in Austin, Texas.

This is one of many Vine videos that were recorded to document the events in the Texas State Senate. There may have been local reporters and journalists there but many of the videos were recorded with Smartphone devices.

I bring this up because none of the nation news media mentioned, looked at or even acknowledge the 13 hour filibuster of State Senator Wendy Davis. CNN went with cupcakes, I believe.

The filibuster lasted 13+ hours; you'd think any one of the broadcast or cable news channels could have mention it with a 30 second status clip per hour? Naw, that would get in the way of some D list celebrity PR problems.

Many people watched parts of the event via YouTube Livestream in addition to the Vine video recordings. There was also UStream reporting.

Now, I am not suggesting that mainstream media use Smartphones as reporting tools. Goodness knows I disagree with the Chicago Sun-Times decision to fire their entire photography staff. Look at the results of that boner.

But if the mainstream news media choose to ignore major relevants news stores then we shall pick up the slack.

It is on.

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