TV 2.0: Cameraphone Reporting As Vox Pop

Within minutes of the terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport people had sent photos and footage from cameraphones to broadcasters. It’s interesting how this sort of behaviour is being viewed: “Adrian Monck, professor of journalism at London’s City University, says the use of viewers’ pictures can be a way of “rewarding” the audience…”It is like the ‘vox pop’, which was developed as a way of showing we really were interested in what people have to say.” reports the Scotsman. The suggestion is that as young people watch less television and get more of their news from other sources this could be a way of keeping them engaged with TV news — sort of a TV 2.0 thing, where people participate in the content creation process.