Citizen Journalist Zdenek Gazda changed the course of the 2016 presidential election.
Every time I read the news, I hear about so-called “fake news.” “Fake news” spread Russian propaganda
. “Fake news” invented Clinton scandals
. “Fake news” elected Donald Trump
. “Fake news” has destroyed American democracy
. And now, the mere mention of a “fake news” story could cause the loss of life
Hysteria over “fake news” reached a fever pitch with the election of Donald Trump. The mainstream media had repeatedly declared there was no way Trump could win. Continue Reading
While today marks the 50 year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it also marks the 50 year anniversary of a watershed moment for citizen journalism in America.
In an act considered an early form of citizen journalism, Abraham Zapruder, a 58 year old woman’s clothing maker equipped with a home-movie camera, captured the clearest and most widely-disseminated footage of the JFK assassination.
The video, immortalized as the Zapruder film, depicts the final seconds of President Kennedy’s life as bullets forever changed the course of history. Continue Reading