Cameraphones In The News

Picturephoning has put up a series of posts on cameraphones and their impact on news services…I don’t know whether to call it a round-up or a feature but it’s pretty interesting.
Everyone knows that images taken with mobile phones have played an important part in the news reports on the bombings in London, but it wasn’t just pictures picked up from the blogosphere. Digital Lifestyle reports: “As the story of terrible bomb outrages in London unfurled, news agencies told their reporters on the scene to ask witnesses if they’d taken any images with their camera phones, with the main UK TV networks also running notices instructing viewers to send in any videos they had taken…Footage of the destroyed bus was also shown extensively on TV with Sandy MacIntyre, director of news for Associated Press Television News, paying US$250 (~