Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bild turns to the public for photos


Following a lively discussion in the Forum of Flickr's Brighton group, I spotted this article about the German Newspaper 'Bild', who are recruiting Reader-Reporters by selling wee Digi-Cameras on the cheap.

I've mentioned Scoopt before, which is a great idea (some would say exploitative, but not I) but this initiative is a step further, and probably does as much to cement readership as it does to gather content. It'll be interesting to see if the pure quantity of stuff being submitted dilutes Bild's content quality in any way, but as I don't speak/read German, and I don't read newspapers, I'm unlikely to find out!

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