Preoccuppied on Wall Street

Citizen journalism is hard at work in New York City.

From the perspective of the media, perhaps what is most interesting is what has not been said about the movement; Occupy Wall Street claims it has not been given adequate coverage by mainstream media outlets, although coverage via user generated content, through sites such as Citizenside, has proved popular. It is this kind of independent citizen journalism together with social networks – as opposed to traditional media outlets – that has been the driving force behind the movement’s popularity and media presence.

Following that you’ll get an interview with the editor of a site called Citizenside on their growing niche in grassroots coverage.

This loosely organized group has, for whatever reason, been complaining about their media coverage. If that’s the case, the next best thing is to make your own media. Here, then, is a Tumblr account on the people involved in the demonstrations.


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