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Occupy Rundown 2011-11-02

Occupy Rundown 2011-10-30

Here are some citizen headlines from the worldwide occupy movements:

Nurses Protest After Being Arrested At Occupy Chicago Protest (Chicago Current)

Occupy Du Jour (Baristanet)

Message to Bank of America CEO: Your stock has tanked, so don’t lecture me! (The Daily Gotham)

Overview of Occupy Southeast Asia (Global Voices)

Occupy Chicago Wants Permanent Gathering Spot; City Says No (Chicago Current)

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: OCT. 22 TO OCT. 28 (Current TV)

Occupy San Fernando Valley Targets Major Banks – Studio City, CA Patch (Huff Post Los Angeles)

Occupy Denver Clash: Police Use Force On Denver Protesters (Huff Post Denver)

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10 2011

Occupy Rundown 2011-10-20

Occupy Rundown 2011-10-17

Here are a few links to citizen sources for the occupy movements going on around the world. A lot of them come from the HuffPo, but that’s where a lot of folks send their pieces.

Taiwan: Occupy 101, merely a translation of Occupy Wall Street ? (Global Voices in English)

More Police Brutality in NYC: This times horses, not scooters (The Daily Gotham)

‘Occupy San Francisco’ Draws Five Thousand In Fourth Week (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (HuffPo)

Breaking: Bankers Are Still Jerk-Offs (Gawker)

Occupy LA Protests Are Tens Of Thousands Strong & Growing (HuffPo)

How the Right’s Lame Attack on Occupy Wall St. Shows the Poverty of Conservative Ideology (AlterNet)

Occupy Arizona: Dozens Arrested After Protests (HuffPo)

Occupy Wall Street Raises $300,000 (HuffPo)

SNL Mocks Bloomberg Over Occupy Wall Street (VIDEO) (HuffPo)

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10 2011

Italian blogger helps the Observer crack UK defence secretary abuse of office

The Italian blog NOMFP contributed a video as evidence in the investigation undertaken by the Observer last week over allegations that saw defence minister Liam Fox involved in abuse of office.

Italian mainstream daily newspaper Il Corriere della Sera interviewed the curator of NOMFP, Filippo Sensi, who explained how the  Guardian got in touch with him over a video published on the blog allegedly depicting Adam Werritty accompanying the defence secretary during a 2009 visit to the president of Sri Lanka.

Sensi highlighted how the video was found just through an ordinary YouTube search and therefore was not obtained through any kind of “espionage tactic”: the video was already in the public domain and what the blog actually did was simply to “connect” the information to the investigation launched by the Guardian.

The blog was quoted in the Observer’s article on the Fox case on Sunday, October 9th and it bears evidence to the increasing importance and integration of grassroots media with mainstream media.

 

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10 2011

The Legacy of Steve Jobs in Citizen Journalism

Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. Think what you will about Apple’s former CEO, the company made serious strives to make citizen journalism more of a reality, even though Jobs himself felt that videos on YouTube were “amateur hour.” The iPhone and podcasting were innovations that allowed citizens to record events and broadcast them. Whole industries of devices followed the introduction of the iPhone that made citizen journalism an act you can do with just one small device. And iPad is just starting to show its potential in journalism.

I had just finished reading two books about the history of Apple and the two Steves. It’s fascinating stuff. But I am saddened that such an influential force is no longer with us.

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10 2011

Train Crash in Shanghai

Shanghaiist has on-the-ground coverage of a rear end collision of commuter trains.

Breaking: Rear-end collision on Shanghai metro line 10, injuries reported (Warning: Graphic images)

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09 2011

Hotel Fire in Shanghai

The JIA Hotel in Shanghai caught fire Thursday when government workers ruptured a gas main. According to JIA representatives, no one was injured. Citizen journalism outlet Shanghaiist gave live reports on the fire.

Breaking News: Huge fire on Wujiang Road

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09 2011

Video: Air Show Crash in Nevada

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Citizen video has been posted of the Reno air show crash. Be warned it is graphic and likely NSFW.

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09 2011

Beware the Fake Earthquake Videos

Cyndy Green of Video Journalism is just like me. When she hears of a major news item, she goes straight to YouTube to find videos of it. With the recent East Coast quake, she was frustrated at the lack of actual earthquake footage. It was mostly people reporting how they felt. But a (IMO) hilarious sideshow is the fake earthquake video phenomenon.

youtube nation… (Video Journalism)

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08 2011