It'll be interesting to see how this pans out

by Diane Duane

Somewhere definitive, perhaps, to send your cellphone video of crashing zeppelins…

Beginning tomorrow, media companies Yahoo! and Reuters will allow members of the public to upload or e-mail photos and videos to illustrate breaking news stories. The “You Witness” service, which aims to turn the world’s hundreds of millions of camera phones into a news resource, is available at and Yahoo! may eventually solicit user contributions for other areas including sports, entertainment and international sites.

Reuters will edit and vet selected photos and distribute them to other news outlets. Yahoo! and Reuters are working on a plan to compensate contributors whose photos or videos are selected for syndication.

[tags]YouTube, Reuters, Yahoo, youwitnessnews[/tags]

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Phil Boswell December 6, 2006 - 7:53 am


I’m reasonably certain that Wikinews has been able to accept videos for some time, and definitely photos have been acceptable from the start.

At Wikinews, furthermore, you get to write the copy…to be ruthlessly copyedited but fair’s fair, you get to copyedit other stories too 😉

mobileforum December 8, 2006 - 4:39 am

Help Yahoo and Reuters make more money off you

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