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A different take on the democratisation of the news process and the true birth of the “citizen reporter”.

“It was a new kind of story. Not in the sense of what happened, which was thoroughly and depressingly as anticipated, but in the way it was reported and disseminated. The mobile phone photographers, the text messagers and the bloggers – a new advance guard of amateur reporters had the London bomb story in the can before the news crews got anywhere near the scene.”

Guardian Unlimited – ‘We had 50 images within an hour’

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