A citizen journalist beat them to it. Streaming live in front of the Ecuadorian embassy in London while police are thought to arrest Julian Assange Thursday early morning and BBC was nowhere to be seen.
visionOnTV tweeted that those asking for a livestream from BBC should watch the livestream put out by Mr Albury because BBC were not there.
If we allow ourselves to look past the politics that is going on here for a bit and look at what is happening to the media.
Again progression is actioned by citizens and not by those who have been doing news for decades, even centuries.
What we are witnessing is similar to what is happening with the entertainment industry. The consumers know what they want, they voiced their wants very loudly, but was ignored. This lead to an uprising where a lot of consumers felt they had the right to enjoy music, films, etc without having to pay for it.
Slowly we are now seeing services which cater for the digital consumer, easy access for a reasonable price. Yet there is a long way to go, due to archaic copyright laws.
The same is now happening with news media. Consumers are sick of sensationalist and shallow news stories, only put out there to make their advertisers happy.
The result of this frustration is an increase of citizen journalists and the growing legitimisation of this type of reporting.
What are your thoughts on this?