Some say the birth of cable news, the 24-hour news cycle, and the internet have caused the demise of journalism. On the flip side, our thirst for news and information has only become more intense in recent years. Citizen journalists, bloggers, viral videos and even video games are stepping up to answer the call. Just this week, VICE News' Simon Ostrovsky was kidnapped while covering the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine (his release was confirmed Thursday).
As these citizen reporters go to ever more dangerous lengths to bring us information, new questions about boundaries and journalistic ethics need to be addressed.
Hear a conversation with Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser, VICE correspondent Ben Anderson, Syria Deeply managing editor Karen Leigh, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer co-director Maxim Pozderovkin, and executive director of Witness Yvette Alberdingk Thijm. Moderated by filmmaker and journalist Perri Peltz.
A portion of this audio contains a film clip spoken in Russian.