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How journalists use Guardian Witness to get reader contributions on the news

Guardian Witness

This week The Guardian launched its new citizen journalism platform, Guardian Witness. It works on the Guardian’s website and through an iPhone and Android app, and allows readers to suggest and contribute to stories, as well as giving Guardian journalists the ability to ask for reader contribution to stories.

If you are looking to contribute to stories in The Guardian in general, it is worth spending some time on the new site and app, and also following @guardianwitness on Twitter.

Here is a video from The Guardian explaining the new set-up:

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Robin F says:

    From the T&Cs

    “…by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish and/or transmit, and to authorise third-parties to use, publish and/or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.”

    In other words ‘all your contents r non exclusively belong to us’ – that’s a pretty one-sided relationship you’ve got going on there, Guardian.

  2. Ashley NorrisAshley NorrisAshley NorrisAshAAAsssley Norris says:

    Interestingly Witness has already gone a bit Buzzfeed http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2013/04/is_the_guardian.html with pics of sleeping dogs proving more popular that images of suffering in Syria – funny that…

    They really need that paywall and quickly!

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