Tag: eyewitness

by Claire Wardle

Earlier this semester, I posed the following question to a lecture theater packed with our new intake of¬†journalism students. “So, if I take a picture of you all now, and upload it to Instagram, who owns the copyright?” I asked for a show of hands: “Is it me, or is it Instagram?” The majority of […] more »

by Meagan Doll

As ordinary citizens gain more access to technology to distribute their eyewitness accounts, media outlets will have to address the legal and ethical dimensions of redistributing and using this content.¬†A recent study from Eyewitness Media Hub suggests we’re not yet realizing this reality. The study, a follow-up on amateur footage research funded by the Tow […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When everyone is an eyewitness, what is a journalist? (Storyful) 2. The social media tail must not wag the MSM dog (Reuters) 3. Forbes Media’s DVorkin: “I’m not a geek, I just like doing new things” (Guardian) 4. Online media: AOL’s second life (Economist) 5. Facebook Home has 500k+ installations a week after launch […] more »