Jurnalisme publik kini sudah memasuki dunia profesional, demikian menurut Jemima Kiss. Kali ini yang jadi targetnya adalah foto-foto menarik yang diambil dari ponsel kamera.
Citizen journalism has taken a significant step towards integration with the mainstream media with the launch of what is believed to be the world's first photographic agency for the medium.
Scoopt invites the public to send in newsworthy camera phone images after registering and agreeing to a code of practice. Scoopt then authenticates images where possible and sells material to news publishers.
The fee is split equally between Scoopt and the photographer, with rates likely to be comparable to those paid to professional photographers.