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How Four Men with a Point-and-Shoot are Scooping Big News Outlets

The Guardian has published a piece on how a four-man news operation called Sangat TV has stolen the headlines from big news outlets during the England riots, armed with just a “point-and-shoot camera”:

At times erratic and unpredictable, Sangat TV is still captivating. Its most jaw-dropping moment was on Tuesday night, while it filmed from a car a police pursuit of young rioters down a Birmingham backstreet. With police lagging far behind, Sangat presenter Upinder Randhawa shouted to the officers: “Do you need a lift? We’ll give you a lift. Get in the car.”

Twenty seconds later the rioters were arrested. “Another live Sangat TV exclusive”, Randhawa told his audience.

Talk about Gonzo journalism… Their unique footage has been rebroadcast by CNN, the BCC, and news outlets in India.

Birmingham riots: how Sangat TV is scooping the big networks [The Guardian]


 
  • Guest

    oh golly gosh

  • Guest

    oh golly gosh

  • Confuzzlebot

    Probably should have been focussing on not blocking the roads, but gonza journalism and a half!

  • Confuzzlebot

    Probably should have been focussing on not blocking the roads, but gonza journalism and a half!

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    Bravo to them for executing journalism on in such a chaotic environment. However, it should be pointed out that performing on the edge also means putting themselves at great risk. A brave news team to be sure. I wish them well and safety in the long run!

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    Bravo to them for executing journalism on in such a chaotic environment. However, it should be pointed out that performing on the edge also means putting themselves at great risk. A brave news team to be sure. I wish them well and safety in the long run!

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    Bravo to them for executing journalism on in such a chaotic environment. However, it should be pointed out that performing on the edge also means putting themselves at great risk. A brave news team to be sure. I wish them well and safety in the long run!

  • https://profiles.google.com/ringo.paulusch/about Guest

    A general principle in journalism is not to interfere with the action you’re covering. They are just trying to get a story. The guy was arrested by an officer who didn’t take the lift.

    It could be good journalism if they talked about why the riots happen in the first place.

    By the way, did you know, that the bank rescue has cost 10 times more (15 trillion dollars) than World War II? And that 42 million Americans live on food stamps?
    Sure, it’s Britain, but the youth unemployment rate is very high there, because the money is spent elsewhere. Guess where…

  • Man with a camera

    Even though there is an unemployment problem in Britain, they still get ‘benefits’ from the Government. That means, they get money and place to live from the Government until they get a job. Bad news is, these kids are born-lazy and never try to find a job. They spend benefit money to buy drugs, booze, iPhone, Blackberry, etc. They just spend their time in playing video games at home.

    Dont think ‘French or Russian Revolution’ is going on in the UK. These poorly educated and lazy kids are just greedy to get money and latest gadgets. They dont want to do any job. But want to show the ‘rich’ that they also got iPhone and branded jeans.

  • Anonymous

    Great job by Sanghat and great item by Peta.

  • Anonymous

    Great job by Sanghat and great item by Peta.

  • https://profiles.google.com/ringo.paulusch/about Guest

    Nonsense. Nobody is born-lazy. Have you ever seen a small child that hasn’t been interested in his or her surroundings?
    You’re right, they are poorly educated, because there’s not much money spent on education. That’s not their fault.
    And would you like to do a job in which you get exploited?

  • https://profiles.google.com/ringo.paulusch/about Guest

    Nonsense. Nobody is born-lazy. Have you ever seen a small child that hasn’t been interested in his or her surroundings?
    You’re right, they are poorly educated, because there’s not much money spent on education. That’s not their fault.
    And would you like to do a job in which you get exploited?