03 September 2008

$10K On Offer To Citizen Journalists

A global citizen journalism website is offering cash rewards to contributors if their reports generate 100,000 page views or more.

Up to $10,000 (£5,400) is available to any citizen journalist posting their work on allvoices.com if they crack the page view minimum over six months, according to the Journalism.co.uk editors’ blog.

The site states that members signed up to its Excellence in Citizen Media Incentive Program will receive $1,000 for every 100,000 total page views generated by their submitted content up to a maximum of $10,000.

In a press release, allvoices chief executive Amra Tareen points out: “The business models are broken in traditional media and are undergoing tremendous change.

“Meanwhile, citizen reporters and freelance journalists are under a great deal of pressure to create and showcase their content and get paid.

“With the Excellence in Citizen Media Initiative, allvoices is experimenting with new models to support citizens, writers, journalists, bloggers, students, photographers and videographers.

“We give them a platform to succeed and the ability to build a global community around their reporting and contributions.”

Further details about the project, which will run from August 2008 until February 2009, can be found at allvoices.com/incentive.

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