Am I a Journalist Yet?

What is journalism? Many define the term in different ways and there is a debate on what is and isn’t journalism.

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In the eyes of many, journalism is saved purely for the professionals and not everyone can be a journalist. But here in BCM112, we challenge those ideas. Who said that reporting the news actually had to come from the newsroom? Raw, live and unedited footage can now be broadcast all over the world due to the creation of drones and the handy edition of 4G and portable wifi.

What I have created for this week is a video to showcase that journalism can come from both a traditional source, such as the 6 o’clock news on channel 7, or footage shot by a drone, that was live-streamed to Facebook or Instagram. We now live in a digital world where unmoderated dialogic media is taking over and will soon trump traditional news sources.

So, what do you think? Can drone footage count as journalism?


One thought on “Am I a Journalist Yet?

  1. First off I loved your remediation, it’s so nice to see a video in a see of memes! I also enjoyed your discussion of how the idea of news in the traditional sense is changing to include other forms, specifically drones. I think you’d really enjoy this article which looks at the evolution of the use of drone footage as a form of journalism and how it has been used, specifically in war zones.
    And to answer your question, yes I do believe drone footage can count as journalism if it is in the public interest.


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