A Quick History of Citizen Photojournalism

Dan Gillmor on Mediactive takes the Rodney King video as the fulcrum when people realized the impact they could make with their very own video cameras. From there, citizen photo and video journalism have become more prevalent and legitimate, where the dictators of North Africa are uncomfortably finding that they can’t get away with as much as they used to.

This is an interesting read.

Rodney King and the Rise of the Citizen Photojournalist

 

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