CNN Covets User-Submitted Video
Posted on July 31, 2006CNET reports that a CNN is going to launch a service called CNN Exchange, that will feature video, audio and written content created and submitted by users.
CNN has run some YouTube videos in its coverage of the Israel-Lebanon War. So far, it is unknown what rights CNN will try to take when someone uploads a video to CNN Exchange.The pioneer in 24-hour news broadcasting is coming to user-submitted video at a time when citizen journalism has sparked much fanfare. The trend began with text--ordinary people in the blogosphere commenting on news events or in some instances, reporting breaking news stories.
The next stage in citizen journalim appears to involve lenses and viewfinders.
Video-sharing sites, such as Revver, Grouper, Guba and YouTube have become online warehouses for war footage from Lebanon, Iraq, and Chechnya.