Timothy Pool is an American journalist from Chicago, Illinois His unique 21-hour marathon reporting earned him fame during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Utilizing a unique style of first-hand reporting and insightful commentary, Pool’s reputation spread quickly across social and mainstream media. Pool broadcasts using a smartphone and an external battery.
Tim Pool traveled to NYC to report on the Occupy Wall Street movement in mid-September during the first week of the protest. He primarily serves as the technical lead for the grass roots independent reporting group TheOther99
Pool employs a live-chat stream in his reporting, engaging viewers as participants. This allows the viewing public to ask questions, which he can respond to live. Pool can also let his viewers direct him on where and when to go and where to point his camera.
Throughout his reporting, members of the public and viewers of the stream, inspired by the coverage, brought him batteries, food, water and energy drinks to support his reporting marathons. Pool’s dedication to reporting has earned him praise from both social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as mainstream media sources.