The era of smartphones has made everyone a citizen photojournalist.
Even those who are totally intimidated by the idea of writing can snap and post pictures.
As today’s snowstorm in Virginia Beach has attested, the best pictures on most news shows are currently taken by people who send them in for free, just hoping for a photo credit on a local or national show.
Gone is the old adage about history being written by the victors because we all write it now.
And proven is the adage that history is nothing more than the sum total of all of our stories, combined.
There is nothing that levels the playing field better than that. And totalitarian regimes worldwide (Ukraine, China) are finding it out at the moment.
A camera with an instant Internet connection is a powerful thing.