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1 Using Camera Phones to Get News Out Presentation by Brendan van As April 4, 2013

2 Overview Facts Camera phones for capturing news Instagram Twitter News outlets using your photos

3 Facts 60% of photographs are taken from portable phones equipped with a camera 43% of people use their cell phone as their primary camera Most of these photographs are uploaded to social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

4 Camera Phones for Capturing News Arguably, the camera phone first took on a raw witnessing role on Boxing Day 2004, when the tsunami struck in the Indian Ocean, killing nearly 230,000 people in 14 countries Media outlets relied on footage from people on the spot, many of whom were using camera phones

5 Camera Phones for Capturing News The camera phone is tiny, and thus relatively easy to slip into situations where authorities want to stop unofficial images or films of an event being taken The images and films we take with camera phones can be spread around the world in seconds. Our experiences can now travel freely across borders

6 Camera Phones for Capturing News Camera phones are not only useful to capture natural disasters, but also to help catch criminals

7 Instagram Free photo sharing app Launched as an iPhone app on October 6, 2010 By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users. As of January 2013, there are 100 million registered users Instagram launched the Android version on April 3 rd, 2012 More than 1 billion Instagram photos have been uploaded so far Roughly 58 photographs are being uploaded each second Instagram gains 1 new user every second.

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12 News Outlets Using Your Photos News outlets need to ask permission before using Twitter pictures According to a recent court ruling, a news outlet violated the copyright of a photojournalist by taking photos of a 2010 earthquake in Haiti that he tweeted and disseminating them without permission Twitter's Terms of Service require that news outlets first get permission before running tweeted photos.

13 Resources https://support.twitter.com/articles/ posting-photos-on-twitter through-twitter/1148 through-twitter/1148 photography/ photography/ catch-criminals/ catch-criminals/

14 References Fitzpatrick, A. (2013). Judge: News agencies cant use twitter photos without permission. Mashable. Retrieved fromhttp://mashable.com/2013/01/15/twitter- photos-permission/http://mashable.com/2013/01/15/twitter- photos-permission/ Horn, L. (2011). 43 percent of people use their cell phone as their primary camera, poll finds. PC Mag. Retrieved from: Jeffries, S. (2010). The rise of the camera phone. The Guardian. Retrieved from: Yam, M. (2011). Cell phones aid in arrests of Vancouver rioters. Toms Guide. Retrieved from:http://www.tomsguide.com/us/vancouver-canucks-riot-boston- bruins,news htmlhttp://www.tomsguide.com/us/vancouver-canucks-riot-boston- bruins,news html

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