The Rise of Citizen Journalists


Tim Pool is part of what some call the new media — citizen journalists who work for themselves.

Increasingly, such journalists cover things the mainstream media miss.
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Pool leans left and supported Bernie Sanders. But he reports whatever he sees.

When the media jumped on a video of a grinning Covington High School kid wearing a Trump hat, claiming he was taunting a native American man — Pool was skeptical.

On YouTube, he found a longer clip of the encounter and used that to show that the Native American elder approached the kids as they waited for a bus — not the other way around, as had been claimed. There was no evidence that the kids were racist.

Pool is part of a new wave of independent journalists and thinkers — leftists, centrists libertarians, and conservatives — who use the new media to get the word out.

I’m glad that gives us more options.