Found this posting on Dan Gillmor's new blog: Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism
Here is a case of ultra control in a world where time is moving faster than the process they have instituted can respond to.
"Wal-Mart's policy that all photos taken on its property must be approved in advance includes breaking news coverage, company spokeswoman Christi Gallagher said.
The company requires the media - or anyone else - to get approval before taking pictures in Wal-Mart stores or on Wal-Mart property, she said.
Asked if journalists photographing unexpected news, such as a fire, need the same permission, Gallagher said they do.
After hours, a journalist should call the company's 24-hour corporate hotline before taking pictures, she said."
What advice would you provide to Wal-Mart in this case?