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Steve Dempsey: The rise in the use of user-generated content means old journalistic dogs will need to learn some new tricks

User generated content is a term for amateur footage that makes it into mainstream media.

4th May, 2014

User generated content is a term for amateur footage that makes it into mainstream media. It's a clunky phrase, but no one's come up with anything better, so for now we're stuck with it. And it seems we're stuck with it as a part of news coverage too. Increasingly, our first glimpse of breaking news comes through the lens of a smartphone, captured by some quick-witted bystander.

But what's behind this rise in the use...

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