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8.12.13 … NBC News and Stringwire: NBC’s move toward citizen journalism could be a very smart one …

NBC News,  Stringwire, user-generated live video,  news room, citizen journalists, vetting, NYT: This could be big …

The Times reports that those interested in sharing their live video streams need not bother with a special app. Anyone who tweeted they witnessed a particular news event will get a Twitter reply from a Stringwire-linked account that request they click a link. The link will then prompt them to point a camera and live stream whatever it is they’re seeing. And don’t worry about your local station accidentally showing something more suited for Chatroulette than breaking news; Groman assured the Times that all videos will be vetted. As immediate on-the-ground reporting becomes even more urgent in today’s fast-moving world, NBC’s move toward citizen journalism could be a very smart one. NBC News is expected to make its formal acquisition announcement tomorrow.

via NYT: NBC News buys Stringwire, hopes to bring user-generated live video to the news room.


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