News editors no longer have to wait for AP updates or CNN videos, thanks to the meteoric spread of citizens armed with smart phones that can deliver photos, video and tweets even before local news trucks arrive on the scene.
How can innovative ideas become something more? Often they can grow over cups of coffee, feedback and collaboration with like minds, says Nate Olson, co-founder of 1 Million Cups, an entrepreneur pitch program.
At the 2013 paidContent Live conference in New York last week, there was plenty of talk about mobile, video, mobile video and how paywalls and sponsored content were the best or worst things that could happen to journalism.
Molly Bingham found herself being held prisoner in Iraq by men who thought she was a spy. The experience helped inspire her to find a way to present “the true global perspective currently missing in journalism.”