“Where’s the news media at,” is a good question in this video shot by a homeless person with P&S camera.
Via Matt Waite, who observes:
What caught my attention is that a homeless woman â€” who lives in a tent on the side of the road and has more worries than I can comprehend â€” can take a point-and-shoot camera and with no training, put together a short, compelling video clip and publish it for the world to see. How many college educated, regular-paycheck-getting reporters in your newsroom can do the same?
What she did isnâ€™t high art. It isnâ€™t going to win an Emmy, but go here, watch the video and tell me you wouldnâ€™t do cartwheels if reporters in your newsroom were bringing that kind of content to put on your site.
It wouldn’t take much training to get better video from a reporter with the same equipment. Your competition is doing it, why aren’t you? (Note: Your competition now includes homeless citizen journalists).