“Moments later, the police reemerged, telling us that we had to leave. I pulled my phone out and began recording video.” On social media, the story really got rolling when a couple of reporters were arrested by police. From the Washington Post: Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest.

+ The events and coverage from Ferguson crystallized two key lessons about modern media. Lesson One: Do not abuse reporters if you don’t want a story to spread. Lesson Two: Everyone is a reporter. GigaOm’s Mathew Ingram on crowd-powered journalism.