Tim Pool — The Journalism Revolution
"I had a cell phone, that's about it, when Occupy Wall Street started."
That didn't stop Tim Pool from filming everything he saw and live streaming it online during the emotionally fraught, physically violent, culturally cathartic climax of Occupy Wall Street.
He quickly amassed hundreds of thousands of followers who watched his footage, tweeted about it, shared it, commented on it, and used it to build a much more complete picture of what was actually happening than the story being told by mainstream media. Big news corporations began to use his footage, and soon, Pool's cell phone videos became an intrinsic part of the way the world saw Occupy Wall Street.
Mobile "phone-and-drone" journalism is changing the way news is disseminated. As he explains, the balance of power between journalists and witnesses is changingÑin harnessing the power of social media, telling the story becomes a collective undertaking.