Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Main Stream Media does an excellent job covering breaking news events. Not only do they enjoy special access to officials and restricted areas, but they are also highly organized professionals, with top notch equipment.
The bottom line, they know what they need and how to get it.
Despite all that, the big players can't be everywhere, all the time.
That's where the "Citizen Journalist" comes in. Nowadays almost everybody is equipped with a high quality camera built into their smartphone.
Anybody with a smartphone has the ability to record and even transmit live images of events as they happen.
Here are some moments posted to YouTube by regular people who find themselves in the middle of a major event that affects thousands of people's lives.
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A big thanks from all of us!