How Four of the Smallest Newsrooms in America Are Using Video
Josh Stearns

The most provoking use of video in 2016, in my opinion, was the live streaming of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation. The occupation was relentlessly livestreamed by citizen journalists, including an insanely compelling crisis intervention call that helped end the standoff. And just to make this all even more surreal, the citizen journalist who livestreamed most of the occupation, Pete Santilli, is in jail and the livestream itself is cited repeatedly in the criminal complaint charging the occupiers. This is not the stuff that typically gets the attention of journalism thinkers, but it’s worthy of understanding, despite what one may think of the politics of these folks.