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Independent and Citizen Journalism in #Ferguson
Via GigaOm: Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable:

Just as it did in Egypt and Ukraine, the stream of updates from Ferguson — both from amateur or non-journalists, eyewitnesses and professional reporters for various outlets — turned into a feed of breaking news unlike anything that non-Twitter users were getting from the major news networks and cable channels. Most of the latter continued with their regular programming, just as media outlets in Turkey and Ukraine avoided mentioning the growing demonstrations in their cities. In a very real sense, citizen-powered journalism filled the gap left by traditional media, which were either incapable or unwilling to cover the news.

Related, also via GigaOm: You can use your phone to film the police, even if they tell you not to.
Related, once again: Argus Radio was webcasting events last night from Ferguson via their Livestream channel and will start again today at 3pm.
Image: Screenshot from Argus Radio’s “I Am Mike Brown” Livestream channel.

Independent and Citizen Journalism in #Ferguson

Via GigaOm: Crowd-powered journalism becomes crucial when traditional media is unwilling or unable:

Just as it did in Egypt and Ukraine, the stream of updates from Ferguson — both from amateur or non-journalists, eyewitnesses and professional reporters for various outlets — turned into a feed of breaking news unlike anything that non-Twitter users were getting from the major news networks and cable channels. Most of the latter continued with their regular programming, just as media outlets in Turkey and Ukraine avoided mentioning the growing demonstrations in their cities. In a very real sense, citizen-powered journalism filled the gap left by traditional media, which were either incapable or unwilling to cover the news.

Related, also via GigaOm: You can use your phone to film the police, even if they tell you not to.

Related, once again: Argus Radio was webcasting events last night from Ferguson via their Livestream channel and will start again today at 3pm.

Image: Screenshot from Argus Radio’s “I Am Mike Brown” Livestream channel.

TEDx Poynter Livestream
The Poynter Institute is running a TEDx event today with a livestream available online. We missed the morning events but this afternoon’s run as follows:
Session 2: Curation
1:05 p.m. “In Praise of the Humble, Misunderstood Hashtag” — Sree Sreenivasan
1:30 p.m. “The Challenging Transition from Journalism to Entrepreneurship” — Burt Herman
1:55 p.m. “Real-time Curation in Storytelling” — Michelle Royal
 Session 3: Engagement
2:30 p.m. “@TampaBayTraffic: Connecting a Community Around a Shared Complaint” — Meredyth Censullo
2:55 p.m. “Do I Really Need to Learn How to Program?” — Lisa Williams
3:20 p.m. “Addicted to the Like: Ratings and Readership are the Old Metrics” — Elissa Nauful
The livestream is here. If following on Twitter, use the #tedxpoynter hash tag.

TEDx Poynter Livestream

The Poynter Institute is running a TEDx event today with a livestream available online. We missed the morning events but this afternoon’s run as follows:

Session 2: Curation

  • 1:05 p.m. “In Praise of the Humble, Misunderstood Hashtag” — Sree Sreenivasan
  • 1:30 p.m. “The Challenging Transition from Journalism to Entrepreneurship” — Burt Herman
  • 1:55 p.m. “Real-time Curation in Storytelling” — Michelle Royal

Session 3: Engagement

  • 2:30 p.m. “@TampaBayTraffic: Connecting a Community Around a Shared Complaint” — Meredyth Censullo
  • 2:55 p.m. “Do I Really Need to Learn How to Program?” — Lisa Williams
  • 3:20 p.m. “Addicted to the Like: Ratings and Readership are the Old Metrics” — Elissa Nauful

The livestream is here. If following on Twitter, use the #tedxpoynter hash tag.

Check One, Check Two: Our Webcasting Checklist
Next Wednesday we’ll be Webcasting GigaOm’s paidContent 2012 event from the Times Center in New York City.
From past experience, Murphy’s Law dominates the production of these type of things. If the Webcast is supposed to start at 9am, everything will work until 8:58 and then all hell breaks loose.
To prepare we take things apart, put them back together again, start streams, stop streams, figure out how and why things break, and figure out how to put everything back together again.
The gear we use runs as follows:
TriCaster: This is the boxy thing in the photo. It’s essentially a Windows box with NewTek’s TriCaster video mixing software in it. Our audio and video feeds go into this, and from there we push the feed out to Livestream.
Livestream: Livestream is a live event platform that’s been used by the New York Times, ABC and CBS News, the Associated Press among others. If you can get your video to it (say, with a TriCaster), Livestream can push it out to desktop, mobile and tablet clients.
Sony EX1: We’ve been using these cameras for a while now and they’re work horses. So, a couple EX1’s with 100 foot SDI cables connecting back to the TriCaster will let us position our cameras around the Times Center. 
Mackie Board: While the TriCaster has an audio mixer built into its software, over time we’ve felt that having a separate, analog mixer makes things easier and gives us better overall sound. Also, when there are odd and peculiar audio irregularities (remember Murphy’s Law from above), there’s something reassuring about reaching out and working with real life knobs and sliders rather than pointing and clicking through a software interface. It’s much faster too. So, the house audio will be fed into the Mackie and from there it will go into the TriCaster before being pushed to Livestream.
I’ll post next Tuesday where people can watch the event. The lineup looks great and includes WordPress founder Matt Mullenwag, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo, Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg and News Corporation CEO Jon Miller among others.
The agenda: explore “business models and debate the best ways to keep content meaningful and profitable in an ever-changing digital environment.”

Check One, Check Two: Our Webcasting Checklist

Next Wednesday we’ll be Webcasting GigaOm’s paidContent 2012 event from the Times Center in New York City.

From past experience, Murphy’s Law dominates the production of these type of things. If the Webcast is supposed to start at 9am, everything will work until 8:58 and then all hell breaks loose.

To prepare we take things apart, put them back together again, start streams, stop streams, figure out how and why things break, and figure out how to put everything back together again.

The gear we use runs as follows:

  • TriCaster: This is the boxy thing in the photo. It’s essentially a Windows box with NewTek’s TriCaster video mixing software in it. Our audio and video feeds go into this, and from there we push the feed out to Livestream.
  • Livestream: Livestream is a live event platform that’s been used by the New York Times, ABC and CBS News, the Associated Press among others. If you can get your video to it (say, with a TriCaster), Livestream can push it out to desktop, mobile and tablet clients.
  • Sony EX1: We’ve been using these cameras for a while now and they’re work horses. So, a couple EX1’s with 100 foot SDI cables connecting back to the TriCaster will let us position our cameras around the Times Center. 
  • Mackie Board: While the TriCaster has an audio mixer built into its software, over time we’ve felt that having a separate, analog mixer makes things easier and gives us better overall sound. Also, when there are odd and peculiar audio irregularities (remember Murphy’s Law from above), there’s something reassuring about reaching out and working with real life knobs and sliders rather than pointing and clicking through a software interface. It’s much faster too. So, the house audio will be fed into the Mackie and from there it will go into the TriCaster before being pushed to Livestream.

I’ll post next Tuesday where people can watch the event. The lineup looks great and includes WordPress founder Matt Mullenwag, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo, Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg and News Corporation CEO Jon Miller among others.

The agenda: explore “business models and debate the best ways to keep content meaningful and profitable in an ever-changing digital environment.”