Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The new News Scoop?

The tidings that NewsCorp is extending its relationship with MySpace users by launching 'Citizen Journalism' makes me glad I'm no longer a journalist. Or does it?

Will talented amateurs rise to the top, or will they already be gunning for media jobs? If someone posts an exclusive, how much do they get paid?

In time, this might actually redefine the meaning of 'scoop', as uReport looks like it might provide a structured way of capturing content from those MySpace community members lucky (or unlucky) enough to be able to say 'I was there'. While it will keep the News Desks at Fox pretty busy, I am sure it will be more interesting than reading a pile of press releases...

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