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#Occupy Mobile Journalism

NABJ Digital

By Talia Whyte

For the last few weeks, the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken over the headlines worldwide and put the future of the global economy up for discussion.  Based on the quickness this movement has grown in such a short amount of time, there are clearly strong feelings out there among the general population about the current financial system.

As a freelance journalist I not only find this to be a monumental moment in recent history, but it is also a great opportunity to practice mobile journalism.  As technology and digital tools to capture information on the go becomes more common, many reporters are spending more time on the ground, filing stories online and interacting with followers on their social networks.

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Focus on Capitalism

Vijay Prashad, the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, spoke before Occupy Boston activists in front of the Federal Reserve building Oct. 23, 2011.  He is the author of “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World.”  Prashad, a self-described socialist, talked to the crowd about his problems with capitalism, or what he calls the “militarized economy.”