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Second Screen Broadcasts


Twitter is allegedly the “second screen” to events – a hub for citizens to form conversations and report on new information around a topic (Beck 2015).  Now Periscope, and previously released Meerkat, are second screens for citizens to engage and witness events as they happen. The apps allow for broadcasting live information unfiltered to a growing community. They are tools that can be empower the practice of citizen journalism broadcasts. In my Prezi, I account for some of the most notable broadcasts to date and raise the issues surrounding these broadcasts, like the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight controversy. Pop-up live broadcasts challenge the established practice of legacy broadcasters acquiring the exclusive rights to broadcast an event. If you can broadcast live tweets during an event, why can’t you periscope it?


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