A new-media project, GunCrisis.org, uses old-school journalism tactics to study Philly's homicides.
The videographer glances down at his cell phone. He has to get going soon; the network wants him to leave to go film some fog for the morning news report. “It’s all about the weather,” he shrugs.
Meanwhile, MacMillan thumbs at his phone, taking notes and tweeting updates to followers. Kaz fiddles with his camera’s settings, trying on different lenses, looking for creative ways to compensate for the lack of light. It’s hard to see clearly out here.
Jim MacMillan will be presenting GunCrisis this Saturday at Temple University as part of BarCamp NewsInnovation. For more information, visit bcniphilly.com.
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