Making a routine of citizen journalism
Jon Udell at InfoWorld.com - Making a routine of citizen journalism:
"Google Maps and its brethren are frameworks we can use to correlate online data and services with locations in the physical world. GPS, phone, and data networks can supply the locations. We just need to work out a few kinks. Cameras need to know their locations and encode them in the images they write. [...]
Eventually, the gathering of basic documentary evidence won't be, in and of itself, a special act of citizen journalism. It will just be routine. With lots of eyes and ears on the ground, and a network to connect them, everyone - first responders, journalists, and citizens alike - will cope better with crises."