CNN Covets User-Submitted Video

Posted on July 31, 2006

CNN LogoCNET 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.
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.
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.