Saturday, August 20, 2005

Over to you Chuck

Chuck has a nice roundup of VLOG NEWS, inculding the story that MSNBC is now accepting citizen journalism reports.

Lots of big media companies are now soliciting Citizen Journalism pieces.

It's great for them because it's free content and it's good for the Citizen Journalist becuase they can say that their report was shown on MSNBC for example.

But, they should at least pay something for a good video. At least put out the possibility that you might get paid something for being there at the right time. Maybe pay something in the range that current stringers get for video submissions. I don't even know what that might be, but it must be better than nothing.

Big media is laughing all the way to the bank with this kind of thing...

1 comment:

  1. I have mixed feelings about that sort of thing.

    Commercial media should pay something to citizens for content.

    At the same time, I'd rather that kind of content be put out there for the public good, and have the motivation not be financial - you know what I mean? I'm not sure it's a good idea to create a little economy around being at the right place at the right time.