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Adrienne Arsenault On The Tyranny Of Technology
February 15, 2012
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Adrienne Arsenault talks about the growing number of young people using conflict zones as their training ground in the journalism business.

She says these young reporters excel at the use of technology and are able to file stories from the most unlikely places: "...a lot of young people are freelancing which is great. But it can also be incredibly dangerous sometimes. So they're taking serious risks and they don't always have the back up. No one's coming for them if things go south. This is a big problem. But they're also out there because they're the ones who know that there's a 100% cell phone penetration in Libya so you can actually be in a speeding taxi and file an actual television item from the back seat of that cab. And they know how to do it. So that's a big attraction to getting them out there. But technology is tyrannical: there is an age where people obsess about how to get the stuff but forget about the actual storytelling element of it."


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