September 24, 2017

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CBS launches citizen journalism site and iPhone app

CBS launches citizen journalism site and iPhone app

TechCrunch points to the latest mashup of mainstream news and social media, with the launch of yet another citizen journalism portal affiliated with a major news network. The launch enables iPhone users to upload video and photo content to a CBS website.

Reisinger writes: “CBS on Monday announced that Eyemobile for iPhone is available now in the iTunes App store for those users that want to submit photo and video content to the company’s new citizen journalism site, CBSeyemobile.com. […] Eyemobile for iPhone lets users upload content from their iPhones and view what others are CBS Eyemobile is a direct competitor to similar services already offered from cable networks. CNN has enjoyed some success with its iReport service and Fox News employs UReport for those looking to make a statement and report on the important issues of the day. The Associated Press also has a similar iPhone app which allows citizen journalists to submit photos and text commentary on breaking events. And with services like IAMNEWS cropping up, citizen journalism is making progress as a way for traditional news outlets to expand their content and let the average person have a say in what’s being covered. […]”

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