I have experienced the future of Citizen Journalism first hand. It's all about hand held multimedia devices, connected via WiFi from the street, and posting as it happens.
I sent this video from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain from the Nokia N93 I am testing.
I recorded the video and saved it to the phone, then connected to the free WiFi at Sweet Finnish from the sidewalk.
Then I went over to Hipcast.com and using the browser in the phone, logged on to Hipcast and uploaded the video.
I was with Carol and she wanted to go home so I closed the phone.
When I got home I went back onto Hipcast and posted the video. I just as well could have posted from the sidewalk.
Note: This phone has NO Cellular SERVICE, so there's no need to pay a monthly broadband access fee if you have a WiFi enabled phone, and there are free WiFi points that are available to you in the city.