Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 10, 2009
Cell Journalist, provider of user generated content solutions to television stations, newspapers and other media outlets has been selected to provide its platform and services to nine Raycom Media, Inc. stations in seven states allowing viewers to easily send images and video for immediate broadcast.
While business in other sectors of the economy continues to slide, the Nashville-based company is experiencing exceptional demand for its technology which allows media outlets to accept and process content from individuals via cell phone or other mobile devices and then air it or post it online so their audiences can view it. The Cell Journalist platform enables any individual with a cell phone, digital camera, or video recorder to upload images and videos of newsworthy events as they happen.
Since October of last year, the company has witnessed a 100% growth in customers, including the addition of E.W. Scripps' newspapers across the country.
"The growth we have experienced over the past five months has been phenomenal by most every standard," said Cell Journalist founder and president Parker Polidor. "Changes in the media industry and advancements in personal technology allow much more participation from audiences today than just a few short months ago. Our growth is also a direct result of the sales opportunities that are built into the Cell Journalist platform. Many Raycom stations have been able to generate significant incremental revenue by using our platform."
Use of user generated content from recent high-profile media stories such as the Obama inauguration, the crash of a USAirways jet in the Hudson River, and winter storms in many parts of the country have demonstrated the importance of platforms like Cell Journalist to news and media organizations serving local, national and international audiences.
Raycom Media, Inc. stations that will be served by Cell Journalist include WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Al; WECT-TV in Wilmington, NC; WMBR-TV in Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC; WMC-TV in Memphis, TN; KSLA-TV in Shreveport, LA; WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, LA; KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA; WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH; and WTVM-TV in Columbus, GA.
About Cell Journalist: The idea for Cell Journalist was born the day after the London bombings in July 2005. Founded by entrepreneurs Parker and Colin Polidor, it has evolved into the most advanced application of its kind for media seeking images and videos of breaking news, weather and community events from its audience. For more information about Cell Journalist, visit http://www.celljournalist.com.
Contact: Parker Polidor
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