Two suspected terrorists who allegedly stabbed a soldier to death in a London street were filmed and photographed by bystanders, having been asked to be photographed. The two were later shot and wounded by police.
While the BBC is bringing smartphone tech to its journalists for on-the-spot newscasting, Apple has its own plans for this tech—and it's quite promising for everyone from foreign correspondents to citizen journos.
It's long been a staple of citizen journalism, but YouTube has signed a deal with a local news station in San Francisco to enable people to submit their own video reports and photos. It's a little bit of crowd-sourcing, a little bit of outsourcing, and it probably keeps the station's costs down. So, win-win.