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Can TV Journalism Survive the Social Media Revolution?

If anyone interested in the use of social media and the news [like I am]. this is required viewing. [It does contain some upsetting scenes].
 
Royal Television Society Lecture -
#BreakingNews: Can TV Journalism Survive the Social Media Revolution?
 
The DNA of news is changing. Breaking stories come to us on our phones and computers as well as our televisions. Social media like Twitter and Facebook have transformed the speed and manner in which our news is sourced and delivered.
 
In the annual Royal Television Society Lecture, BBC reporter Lyse Doucet, who has reported from Syria, Iran and Afghanistan, asks how TV journalists should harness this astonishing new resource - or does the social media revolution spell the end for broadcast news?

On BBC iPlayer (may not be available in other countries)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nd97f

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The Power of the SmartPhone

There is an interesting article on the Guardian where photojournalist Dan Chung has used an iPhone to capture the Olympics using additional lenses, binoculars and a few apps. 

The photos are laid out in a timeline showing a log and the immediacy of publishing from the phone. This could be created with a blog and password protected (Tumblr or Wordpress) allowing a client or colleagues access as needed

The only thing missing is the iPhone's lack of low light operability but as Dan Chung is using this with binoculars then it could be done with spotting scopes or night vision optics 
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80% of Crime Unsolved with CCTV
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“[…] the money spent on cameras would be better used on street lighting, which has been shown to cut crime by up to 20 per cent.”

From a 2007 article in the Evening Standard, <http://goo.gl/qxUZG>. It’s the kind of straw I’m clinging to in the security and rights debate. That is, go figure! To fight crime, you don’t have to monitor everyone, take their privacy, risk data breaches—you could also just buy a few light bulbs.
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Guy Taylor of Globalise Resistance;
"If they need to know the plans and schemes of anti-capitalists, the worst place to look is Glastonbury as we were rarely in a fit state to plan the downfall of a parish council let alone the world financial system as we know it."

[Another activist on the database is John Catt, an 87-year-old campaigner with no criminal record. Police recorded how he attended more than 55 demonstrations over a four-year period, detailing how he brought along his sketchpad and made drawings of protests.]

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Trevor Paglen’s Photographs of Secret Government Activity

A view of the Tonopah Test Range from eighteen miles away, this image is part of Paglen’s “Limit Telephotography” series, in which he uses telescopes typically employed in astrophotography in order to shoot far-off places. The blur effect is a result of dust and convection waves rising off the desert floor.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2012/10/trevor-paglen.html#slide_ss_0=1


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Terrorism Prevention Video Asks Public to Report Photographers to Police

Cameras and recording devices have gotten so small, that most of us seem to have one with us all the time. It’s not unusual to see people taking pictures or video almost anywhere.

But surveillance and information gathering is a common practice used by terrorists prior to an attack. If you see someone trying to conceal what they are doing, taking pictures of exits, security or restricted areas, if they hang around for no apparent reason, ask inappropriate questions about schedules or the facility, or if they try to avoid security when approached, make the call.
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http://www.petapixel.com/2012/08/09/terrorism-prevention-video-asks-public-to-report-photographers-to-police/
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Smart Phones Don't Make Calls

Thanks to the explosion of GPS technology and smartphone apps, these devices are also taking note of what we buy, where and when we buy it, how much money we have in the bank, whom we text and e-mail, what Web sites we visit, how and where we travel, what time we go to sleep and wake up — and more. 
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Careful What You Where To The Olympics

Asked if someone wearing a Pepsi T-shirt would be allowed in, Coe replied: “No.

“You probably wouldn’t be walking in with a Pepsi T-shirt because Coca-Cola are our sponsors and they have put millions of pounds into this project but also millions of pounds into grassroots sport.

“It is important to protect those sponsors.” but not the spectators!
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Communications Data Bill creates 'a virtual giant database'

The government's Communications Data Bill will effectively create a giant database of everyone in the UK's web activities, MPs and peers have heard
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Surveillance Styled Imagery with Mobile Phones & Mobile Reportage from the Streets
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We are two artists primarily using mobile phones to explore the world of surveillance and identity, its relation to social classification, privacy, the layers of surveillance, data, technology and the transformation of Britain from welfare state, to safety state and the impending impact of mass surveillance.

The artists also look at how the roles of watchers and the watched interchange through social media and citizen journalism as well as creating their own surveillance imagery, looking at the ethics and issues of surveillance by doing it and seeing what can be learnt by becoming the spy!

We started looking at the issues of surveillance after finding we were under surveillance for photographing at protests as part of our job as photojournalists. We both have been subject to “stop and search” on many occasions and photographed by the FIT (Forwards Intelligence Team) which led us to look in depth at the issues of life under surveillance, we still get followed…