Journalism in Action

Journalism in Action



my name is Yousef Omar and I'm a mojo a mobile journalist I wanted to be a foreign correspondent in Syria and they said I was too young I wanted to tell stories across Africa and they said it was too dangerous I wanted to start a global citizen journalism Network and they said yeah but this isn't journalism I would die rather than dirt I don't want to watch it either curating selfies isn't just a vs1 these stockings images they're people wearing virtual facemask on snapchat victims of sexual abuse in India are using anonymous story more angles more perspectives of hundreds of citizens pen with mobile phones our atomic agents of change see we're all trapped in this breaking news cycle it all looks the same traditional media has credibility but lack diversity to use the generators [Applause] power a generation of young people tell stories with their phones user-generated content can become more so much more than breaking news and viral videos Global stories from people's perspectives change makers innovators unsung heroes this is hashtag our stories if this isn't journalism I don't know what the fuck is

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