08 June 2009

Telegraph Adds User-Generated Newswire

The Daily Telegraph has subscribed to Demotix, a user-generated newswire that allows anyone to post stories and pictures from around the world, the Press Gazette reports.

The Demotix Widget appears on the World News page of Telegraph.co.uk, providing images and news stories from its 5,600 users in 120 countries around the world.

The deal is the first in the UK, but the Telegraph joins Le Monde in France, Lebanon’s Future News and the Himalayan Times of Nepal.

"For Demotix, this is really exciting," said CEO Turi Munthe. "The Telegraph was our very earliest supporter and immediately understood what we were trying to achieve. As for our contributors, the chance to get their stories out to so many people in the UK, US, Canada and elsewhere is fantastic. Demotix was founded to give a loudspeaker to the man and woman on the street. With this partnership, their voices just got louder."

Demotix is a 2009 winner of a MediaGuardian Innovation Award in the independent media category.

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