Sunday, February 15, 2009

Citizen journalist's footage told of CO 3407

From yesterday's Buffalo (N.Y.) News:
Journalists weren’t the only ones who told the world about the tragic saga of Flight 3407. The disaster graphically demonstrated the emerging trend of citizen journalism.

Anthony Trigilio, a 19-year-old Clarence resident, became an international media star — at least for several hours — after posting powerful footage from the crash site on YouTube. A short time later he started receiving dozens of calls and messages from media organizations.

“I think everyone on the planet called me,” said Trigilio. “A lot of national and international [media outlets].”

Still, Trigilio said he doesn’t consider himself an armchair journalist. He said he only posted the footage to let his friends know about the horrifying events that were playing out in his hometown.

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