Head-mounted videocams for reporters?

Posted on July 15, 2007 
Filed Under Journalism

Cops in Britain are adding another weapon to their arsenal of “things you don’t want to carry when you are chasing a criminal” – a head-mounted videocam.

They’re shelling out 3 million pounds for 2,000 of these cams, which apparently have been successfully tested in Plymouth as a deterrence for bad behaviour.

Rowdy youths usually quickly calmed when they realized they were being filmed, and those arrested for drunkenness at night seldom challenged police when shown the sobering videos the next day.

I guess it’s just a matter time reporters start using cams that record their every interview ala Justin.tv and — for those of us who remember — Max Headroom.


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