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Periscope: Live Video-Streaming

Periscope is an application that allows people to record and broadcast live videos of their surroundings, which can then be commented on by viewers. This tool has been used by citizen journalists, tourists and politicians as a means for advocacy, social justice and whistle-blowing, as well as cultural diplomacy. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is particularly noteworthy for their use of Periscope to inform people of developments and boost engagement.

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For the latest updates on webjournalism tools and apps, visit USC School of Journalism professor Robert Hernandez's website

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