Viral videos and the role of citizen reporters

Whether it’s viral videos about kayak-eating bears, or footage of alleged police brutality–some of Alaska’s biggest stories in the last year started as clips on social media. This week’s Alaska Edition looks at how video and new media are shaping the way we get our news.

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HOST: Zachariah Hughes

GUESTS:

  • Kyle Hopkins, Digital Director, KTUU
  • Julia O’Malley, Atwood Chair of Journalism, UAA

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Jan. 8, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 9, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 9, at 6:00 p.m.