Papers turning to readers for news exclusives

In case you didn’t see it in the DERT Daily – article in the IHT on the rise of citizen journalism and its now open support by some newspapers.

 

The German newspaper Bild is partnering with Lidl to sell ‘basic’ digital cameras in the hopes of encouraging readers to contribute their own news stories to the paper as their writers, ‘can’t cover everything’.

 

As seen with Mumbai, the article highlights the way internet users are increasingly influencing the recounting of news in a less organised, non newspaper-regulated way  –  much to the horror of many journalists.  Interesting to see if any of the UK newspapers pursue similar initiatives…

 

 

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/03/business/bild.php

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