Edited By Simon Cottle and Glenda Cooper
Chapter Sixteen: ‘Power in my Pocket’: How Mobile Citizen Reporting Challenges Digital Elitism
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‘Power in my Pocket’
How Mobile Citizen Reporting Challenges Digital Elitism
News of emergencies, conflict, and major international events has traditionally been reported by foreign correspondents, based abroad where the action happens. Reports back—originally via telegram, then phone and now email—have seen British journalists based in bureau in the Americas, Asia, and Africa for decades (Sambrook, 2010).
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