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The YouTube videos of a police officer using pepper spray on peaceful UC Davis protesters have gone around the world. The incident was captured by dozens of cameras, as the Occupy protests have become the birth place of a new citizen video journalism.

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Updated. A police officer calmly walking down a line of sitting protesters, sweeping them with pepper spray: Footage of last Friday’s police actions against peaceful protesters at UC Davis became the most shared video clips on YouTube this weekend, with the two most popular clips attracting more than two million views in just a few days. The video images of the incident are deeply upsetting, but they’re also a defining moment for media in the U.S. It documents the rise of the citizen video reporter, which really just emerged over the last few weeks, ready to occupy our TV screens.

Sure, online video has played a role in U.S. politics long before the current wave of protestors began when people started camping out on Wall Street. There was the Macaca moment in 2006, and there were various attempts by YouTube as well as major TV networks to utilize online video in political discussions. And with people like Glenn Beck and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, there are now popular pundits on both side of the political spectrum online. But actual news coverage has nonetheless been dominated by mainstream media organizations.

America’s Egypt moment

That’s not true in other countries. The Arab spring relied largely on this kind of coverage, with people in Lybia recording sometimes horrific footage of military crack-downs with their phones and then smuggling it out of the country to upload it from Egyptian Internet cafes. The work of citizen journalists has been essential for these conflicts, because media is often barred from reporting on the scene.

The same can’t exactly be said for the U.S., where journalists by and large can report freely from protests. However, mainstream media are increasingly facing a different problem, which has never been as apparent as during the Occupy protests: It can only extend itself so much, and be at so many places at the same time. There are hundreds of Occupy protests all over the U.S.. No one could anticipate that a relatively small protest at the University of California at Davis would become a world-wide news event, which is why none of the big broadcasters were on the scene.

For the Occupy protesters themselves, on the other hand, and citizen reporters largely sympathetic to their cause, it’s natural to capture every single moment on video. Watch the footage from the UC Davis campus again, and you’ll see that there are dozens of folks recording everything with Flip cameras, cell phones and even iPads. Whenever something newsworthy happens at any of the hundreds of Occupy protests around the country, you can be sure that footage of it will show up on YouTube only a few hours later. “Since September 17, 47,000 videos tagged with the keyword “occupy” have been posted in the News and Politics category, with a total 73 million views,” a YouTube spokesperson told me today.

A cable show from a cell phone

Many of these citizen journalists are already taking the next step, streaming everything online in real time. Livestream’s CEO Max Haot told me that his site now features 123 live streaming channels from global Occupy protests, clocking more that two billion viewer minutes altogether. 150,000 people watched various streams live when the New York police cleared the encampment in Zuccotti Park last week, he added. Ustream’s PR and marketing manager Tony Riggins told me that the site has seen more than half a million views across its Occupy live streams, and a spokesperson for mobile live streaming startup Bambuser said that it has seen 30 percent more traffic ever since the Occupy protests started.

In the sea of live streams, a few key videographers have been emerging. One of them is Tim Pool, whose TheOther99 live stream has been featured by Time Magazine and who has been called “a perfect example” for citizen journalism by Jay Rosen.

The other is Spencer Mills, also known by his Twitter handle OakFoSho, who has been covering the events in Oakland. Mills started with a live stream with less than ten viewers, but his talent for being in the right place at the right time and his infectious opinionated-man-on-the-street style have helped him to find an audience of tens of thousands.

30,000 watched when he documented the night after Oakland’s general strike when police engaged for hours with protesters, and thousands tune in when Mills reports from the somewhat lengthy and much less eventful “general assembly” proceedings of the Oakland protesters. “We are essentially a small cable show from a cell phone,” said Mills during a recent event with the local Oakland Tribune newspaper.

Check out my video interview with Mills, or continue reading below:

From the fitness studio to the news room?

Mills is currently jumping back and forth between his day job at an Oakland fitness studio and long nights of live streaming from various Bay Area Occupy events. He’s constantly tweeting, and is often following leads on Twitter to where the action is. “Twitter is almost the front channel for me,” he said, explaining that his tweets often get even more attention than his live stream.

These days, Mills can be seen at Bay Area protests carrying a LiveU backpack, which features six cellular modems and a battery rig that guarantees hours of uninterrupted live streaming. These backpacks can cost up to $3500 per day to rent, but Mills got his for free from Ustream, which also sent similar equipment to Pool in New York. “What we are seeing is citizen journalism at its purest form,” the company’s PR and marketing manager Tony Riggins told me via email. “This is what Ustream was made for.”

Mills himself is now looking into ways to financially support his video work and go live full time. He’s open to cooperations with traditional media outlets, but doesn’t want to give up on his blend of what he calls autonomous guerilla journalism. “We want it to be live and unfiltered,” he explained.

Sometimes a star, sometimes a target

This raw quality of the footage is what makes the new citizen video reporters emerging as part of the Occupy protests so engaging, but it also comes with some risks to the folks behind the cameras. Police officers have on more than one occasion taken actions against citizen reporters, with the most egregious incident being the rubber bullet shooting of a San Francisco-based videographer a few weeks ago. “You feel like a target if you are out there and you don’t have a press badge on,” said Mills when I asked him whether he’s treated differently than accredited press.

However, the omnipresence of video phones could also eventually lead to more civilized protests and crowd control. Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera tweeted this weekend that after the Davis incident, police officers should always behave as if they’re in a YouTube video that’s picked up by mainstream media. Mills agreed with that sentiment, encouraging others to shoot video in critical situations as well, if only to prevent police officers from following the UC Davis example: “You are the one that makes them think twice.”

Update: Ustream told us late Monday that it has now seen more than 1.1 million views across its 700 Occupy channels, clocking a total of 422,752 viewing hours since the beginning of the protests in September.

Disclosure: GigaOM has a business relationship with Livestream for streaming its conferences.

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  24. In August this year, during the UK riots, a few guys using a ustream back pack broadcast some great footage:

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  48. Spencer has NOTHING on Tim Pool. Tim has had amazing footage and coverage and Spencer is just a thug who promotes violence during his live streams.

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  60. Thank goodness for the internet! Thank goodness for Youtube! Thank goodness for livestream and ustream and little camera-phones!

    I was one of the first media activists. Just after Tienamen Square, I had people contact me who had excellent raw footage. The main options were major news stations, which were not interested, and cable TV. The transfer of the video would cost more than I could afford.//

    I also had people offer me Middle East atrocity footage – again, there was no way to exhibit it.

    The tools we have today make it possible to do incredible reporting and distribution on very little money. It’s amazing! I hope you all appreciate how wonderful it is!!

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  61. also, Tim Pool’s name has no “e” in it. And Tim and Spencer and Aaron Muszalski are doing incredibly jobs! They are stars to me!!

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    1. Thanks for catching that one! Corrected.

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      1. Rawporter Media Tuesday, November 22, 2011

        Great story. Glad to see the recognition falling into place.

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  78. Great article Janko, I noticed that as the demonstrators rounded the corner, all the onlookers had their cameras pointed at them, it was surreal, this is really what democracy looks like from the inside!
    A new channel for cord cutters: “Occupy Chanel”

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  79. I think the world was outraged out the footage of the policeman with the pepper spray – and it goes to show that with all the phone cameras out there these days (and of course YouTube) we’re seeing a lot more newsworthy reports than ever before.

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    1. I’m not certain how outraged they are. If after a asking to leave and for warned they would be pepper sprayed and refuse to follow orders, it certainly did not bother me. I quess the
      Y could have tased them but that would be worse.

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      1. That’s because your a suck up fascist.

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  83. Another reason for significant difference between US journalism/news coverage is that whole class of information gathering and dissemination is almost wholly owned by media companies who consider the class as part of their entertainment folio.

    The Occupy movement is one of the four or five topics considered on a daily basis to have equal weight with something as earthshaking as the latest sex scandal/movie star breakup/Republican gaffe on the way back to the 19th Century. Nothing more.

    Most American-based/owned news organizations have diminished in size and importance in recent decades with the willing aid of Congress and federal regulators. Sucked up into the belly of the most conservative segment of entertainment barons who couldn’t care less about informing anyone.

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    1. Your last sentence makes no sense. While I’d agree that the major media couldn’t care less about truly informing the citizenry and thereby fulfilling their 1st amendment responsibility, that media is anything but conservative.

      Compared to their audiences, journalists are far more likely to say they are Democrats or liberals, and they espouse liberal positions on a wide variety of issues. A 2004 poll by the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press found five times more journalists described themselves as “liberal” as said they were “conservative.”

      Gallup polls have consistently found that three times as many see the media as “too liberal” as see a media that is “too conservative.” A 2005 survey conducted for the American Journalism Review found nearly two-thirds of the public disagreed with the statement, “The news media try to report the news without bias,” and 42 percent of adults disagreed strongly.

      Even a number of journalists have admitted that the majority of their brethren approach the news from a liberal angle. During the 2004 presidential campaign, for example, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas predicted that sympathetic media coverage would boost Kerry’s vote by “maybe 15 points,” which he later revised to five points. In 2005, ex-CBS News President Van Gordon Sauter confessed he stopped watching his old network: “The unremitting liberal orientation finally became too much for me.”

      The media may be to the right of you, but in an absolute sense, the majority of the media in the US leans heavily liberal as does it’s coverage.

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      1. Do you think that the owners and investors of the major media companies, and more importantly, the advertisers in such companies are liberal or conservative? Do you think that reporters and journalists are willing to jeopardize their very rarified jobs to voice their liberal thoughts, or do you think that they either tone it down or go with the flow to satisfy those owners, investors, and advertisers?

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  99. Alejandro Mendoza Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Within all the new organically sprouting new paths created by the OWS Movement a critical one for it’s continuing growth and survival has been the ready availability of on-the-scene-real-time reporting. The emotional value instilled by the first propagators of footage, pointing out to the livestream and propagating it on YouTube and other sites, has given the movement an IMMEDIATE quantifiable thrust. With the initial msm willful disdain and it’s limited resources in front of a widely pervasive points of action, the only alternative is offered by these raw, unpolished, unfiltered, and I may ad, fearless and unpologetical media warriors. It goes beyond the accidental field photographer, the ones committed to the reporting and recording the movement are the ones making the huge difference, not by providing the iconic image, but by supplying the ongoing narrative. My deepest gratitude to all of them.

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  105. It was interesting to watch ESPN’s botched coverage of the Penn State “riots” following Joe Paterno’s firing — their “guys in ties” were either unwilling or unable to get their satellite trucks into position to report the real news as it happened. Which network will be the first to adopt on-the-street tactics, which can result in better/more timely information? Why does ESPN stick with 1950s standup reports (with suits and ties) instead of backpacks and cell modems?

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  107. Occupy my TV: The birth of the citizen video reporter http://t.co/ThsKXJuQ Great post by @jank0

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  108. Andy Baio (founder of upcoming.org, kickstarter) put together a montage of four videos taken from different angles that gives you a broader, uncut perspective on what happened. Powerful stuff.

    http://waxy.org/2011/11/viewing_the_uc_davis_pepper_spraying_from_multiple_angles/

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  113. Interesting article on how the Occupy movement has influenced online video and vice versa http://t.co/RaSrZuDi

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  115. Interesting article about the “Citiizen Video Reporter” http://t.co/SEBunhzi

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  117. Oakland hates occupiers Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Why would a company pay you when there are hundreds of other people making videos of the same events at the same time and then posting them on Youtube?

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  128. Livestream vendors equip citizen reporters> Occupy my TV: The birth of the citizen video reporter http://t.co/C6jaDuPh

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  130. Occupy my TV: The birth of the citizen video reporter http://t.co/sOmflV6K Shout out to @OakFoSho keep it up homie! A true Oaktown Son!

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  143. The existence of the term “citizen journalist” is evidence that the terms “audience” and “public” are now both irrelevant to the process of information creation, distribution and consumption.

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