The 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing: The Action was Accessed Digitally
I had a very differnet experience viewing the coverage of the Boston Bombings on my I Phone. I did not have to stay by a television because I had my own personal connection to the coverage through the news apps on my phone. I was able to view pictures and videos taken by people that were at the race using their phones. This tragedy really demonstrated the power of "citizen" journalism.
"The idea behind citizen journalism is that people without professional journalism training can use the tools of modern technology and the global distribution of the Internet to create, augment or fact-check media on their own or in collaboration with others."
"In the hours following the Boston Marathon bombings, hundreds of thousands of tweets were sent out with the hashtag #BostonMarathon."d
- Map of Boston Bombing Tweets-http://vortex.starshipnexis.com/boston/#
- PBS Guide to Citizen Journalism-http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2006/09/your-guide-to-citizen-journalism270
- Find Your Voice- http://cj.ibnlive.in.com/
- Losing the News- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-francis/losing-the-news-a-great-b_b_283422.html