People are innovating like crazy and it’s getting exciting everyday. I saw this great piece about a SF based startup Current taking citizen journalism to TV (link: San Francisco Chronicle) this august.
Citizen journalism is the new wave where the general public participate
in creating news and also participate in selecting the news (by voting)
that they want to see.
The company Current is now seeking public to upload news videos that
they can air on their satellite channel once it goes live in August.
The company plans to pay about $250 for every video that is aired.
Former Vice President Al Gore is the chairman of Current.
It is hard to predict how successful Current will be but I am sure
other news networks (with traditional crew) are watching this closely.
This is a game changing move and will set higher standards for everyone
in this business.
All the best to Current!