Adam Baker, Founder and CEO of Blottr.com, recently attended the prestigious annual journalism festival in Perugia, Italy.
The festival is “an open invitation to listen to and network with the best of world journalism”.
Adam joined a panel on user generated content - Citizen Journalism 2.0 which included prominent speaks from Reuters, the AP and other UGC focussed news outlets.
You can see the panel discussion here:
YouTube video description:
“User generated content” is now firmly established as a central part of the newsgathering process. News breaks, and rumours spread, at the speed of Twitter. Social media is increasingly becoming a primary source and social media is allowing some activists to bypass traditional news organisations altogether.
So will the social media bubble burst, or is it here to stay? What is the place of rolling TV news channels and print journalism in the age of Twitter? If citizen journalists and activists are replacing western reporters in countries like Syria and Iran do news organisations owe them a duty of care — and a salary?
A panel of world-leading practitioners and innovators will consider what the next stage in the evolution of citizen journalism may look like.
Ant de Rosa, Reuters; Eric Carvin, AP; Adam Baker, Blottr; Mark Little, Storyful; Turi Munthe, Demotix; moderated by Stuart Hughes, BBC.