January 22, 2005

Camera phones in inaugural coverage

Originally posted by yatta from unmediated, reBlogged by ts

“ABC News Now aired Sprint ‘Video Mail’ clips captured from the cell phones of nearly two dozen participants along the inaugural parade route. Some of the Sprint folks sent video clips from aboard parade floats and in marching units. Innovative, yet I’m curious to see how much the video clips will add to ABC News Now’s coverage. UPDATE: Just watched a 30-second, edited clip narrated by someone who chronicled his early-morning journey to the parade route. Very poor quality, but it was watchable — and the video did add a ‘citizen journalism’ flavor to the coverage. A good first step. We’ll see a lot more of this as technology improves.”