No tweeting at the Olympics?
posted at 11:18 am on November 11, 2013 by Katie Pavlich
Apparently Olympic officials still haven’t accepted that Twitter is part of new media and journalism. More from Buzzfeed:
Any journalist who uses a phone, tablet, or pocket camera to take photos and shoot videos at the Sochi Winter Olympics will be stripped of accreditation on the spot.
Journalists who use amateur-standard technology to take photos or videos of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be kicked out immediately, the head of the Olympic accreditation committee says.
Vasily Konov, head of the state-run R-Sport news agency, which controls accreditation at February’s games, told a seminar for sports journalists on Friday that print reporters using any sort of multimedia would be “considered a serious violation and lead to their accreditation being canceled,” several Russian outlets reported. Only journalists with professional equipment and special badges will be allowed to do so.
“Organizers won’t be able to have any effect on normal spectators, but supporters will be banned from bringing reflex cameras and nonprofessional equipment to the competitions,” Konov added.
Thoughts? I think banning “real journalists” from using their phones to bring people information is ridiculous.
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