Sunday, January 08, 2006

BLOGGING: Passenger captures airline decompression with camera phone

Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits
University of California-Berkeley journalism Prof. Paul Grabowicz summarizes a news event over Seattle in which citizen bloggers photographed with camera phones the rapid decompression at 30,000 feet of an Alaska Airlines MD-80 after a baggage handler tore a hole in the fuselage just before takeoff. Grabowicz suggests that newspapers consider creating new editing positions to manage "citizen journalist" contributions.

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