Tag: occupy wall street

by Charles Melcher

“Phone-and-drone” journalist Tim Pool, is one of the speakers at the┬ásecond annual The Future of StoryTelling summit in New York City on Thursday, October 3rd. In the short film below, Pool, now a┬áProducer at VICE Media, shares his experience at the front lines of the Occupy Wall Street movement, live-streaming everything he saw and quickly [...] more »

by Madeleine Bair

At the National Conference on Media Reform earlier this month, a topic I heard repeated in panel after panel was the diversity of voices. Media consolidation, industry cutbacks, and political repression are among the threats to reporting on and by independent and diverse perspectives around the world. The videos we see on a regular basis [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Reddit community covers the Colorado movie theater shooting  (Poynter) 2. Penguin buys self-publishing service Author Solutions for $116 million (PaidContent) 3. Library of Congress still plans to archive every tweet  (Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter continues legal fight on Occupy Wall [...] more »

by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

On May 1, more than 30 independent media outlets collaborated to produce live national coverage of May Day protests. Why did these news organizations choose to collaborate — and why on May Day? The answer has everything to do with the insufficiency of our current mass media to cover this kind of event. May Day [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to [...] more »

by Jillian C. York

This piece is co-authored by Trevor Timm. In its six years of existence, Twitter has staked out a position as the most free speech-friendly social network. Its utility in the uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa is unmatched, its usage by activists and journalists alike to spread news and galvanize the public [...] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Trust “is perhaps the most important asset public broadcasting carries forward into evolving public media future,” writes Byron Knight. Knight should know. He’s had a long career in public broadcasting. Now, he is co-director of the Editorial Integrity for Public Media Project, a ground-breaking attempt to define public media’s principles for a digital age. Leading [...] more »

by Simon Owens

From the very beginning, supporters of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) have touted its decentralized nature as one of its greatest strengths. The opponents of a political movement commonly attempt to discredit them by pointing to outside powerful interests secretly pulling strings, thereby jeopardizing its grassroots legitimacy. We saw this with the Tea Party, whose opponents [...] more »

by Devin Harner

When President Obama announced his school loan relief plan at the University of Colorado, Denver, a few weeks ago, the mainstream media’s coverage followed three predictable trajectories that, for the most part, failed to accurately report the news for the majority of Americans — and instead contributed to the collective spin-as-news that’s all too prevalent [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Since Adbusters called for a protest on Wall Street in September, a leader-less group calling itself Occupy Wall Street has been camping out in Zuccotti Park in downtown New York. The group has been calling itself the 99% of people in America who have no power compared to the top 1%, and their protests have [...] more »