In the research category of our iTunes U course I was introduced to making films on the iPad as well as mobile and citizen journalism. Making films on the iPad was really interesting simply for the fact that an iPad films like a professional camera. The same type of equipment used for professional cameras to make movies can be found for iPads. I didn't realize an iPad was a real tool that can be used to create a legitimate film. It seemed as if it would only be used for home videos or concerts. I enjoyed watching the kids my age making real movies and all the different equipment they used to make it possible. In reading the article about citizen journalism I learned about semi-independent citizen journalism and independent citizen journalism. Semi-independent journalism is citizens assisting in varying ways to a previously existing professional journalist. This means citizens who read an article written by a professional reporter who then decide to comment their take on the topic are considered semi-independent journalists. Independent journalism is independent journalism without any reliance on professional news.