17 June 2009

i was watching cnn today + was really fascinated when they began talking about the conflict regarding the iranian election whilst showing video clips civilians had posted to facebook, youtube + twitter. im not sure why it was so jolting to see a mass communication news network showing amateur video that were posted to these sites, its just seemed really strange to me that the paths of two strikingly different things crossed in such a big way. it really gets you thinking about the role of 'trained' photographers + videographers in mass journalism in the (very near) future, is there still a demand for this? who really knows for sure.