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Newspaper Reader Generated News Photo Platform Puts Photogs At Risk

UK regional newspaper and magazine group Archant have released a website this week for reader generated news photos and video – iwitness24.
They say: “Hi! Welcome to iwitness24, the easy way of sharing your stories, pictures and video with your local newspaper and website.”
Paul Linford at regional journalism news site HoldTheFrontPage has picked up the story and reports Photographers at the media group face the axe over the new content platform…”A regional newspaper group is launching a new online platform for the public to send in photographs at the same time as making photographers redundant…..” “Some readers will even receive cash prizes if they supply a scoop picture or contribute a certain amount of content….” read on here: