Citizen Journalists Get Paid for Submitting Photos and Videos of News in Their Local Areas

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City Journalist Directory ( is a news directory service just launched to serve as a bridge between citizen journalists around the world and the news media. Members can submit photos and videos of news in their local area, and be paid if that content is picked up by news media outlets.

Currently citizen journalists have two basic routes they can take

Today marks the start of a fresh new take on citizen journalism with the official launch of the City Journalist Directory (, where citizen journalists from around the world can earn money by submitting photos and video clips of news happening in their local areas, by being paid when news outlets pick up their content.

"Currently citizen journalists have two basic routes they can take," says David Mitchell, Financial Director of the City Journalist Directory. "They can publish their own news stories on websites or blogs, or they can submit their photos and videos of local news to major media outlets, which often don't pay them. Actually, a lot of third world city journalists get excellent clips relevant to world news, but are never paid for their use. The City Journalist Directory was set up as not only a news resource, but also to serve as a sort of middleman between these individuals witnessing and capturing the news and the more traditional news media. We provide a one-stop-shop environment for the news media to find photos and videos of news happening all over the world, and when they purchase any of the content for their own publication or broadcast needs, the people submitting the photos and videos now have a way to be compensated for their effort."

The City Journalist Directory caters to individuals worldwide, making news resources available not only by location but also by event type (from war news and natural disasters to more local news like a robbery caught on tape or a local political event).

There are three membership levels available for citizen journalists wishing to publish content to earn from their news submissions, including a free membership which allows for up to nine submissions yearly (for the casual or one-time submitter), a featured membership at $10 per year which allows up to 99 submissions, and a trust membership at $88 per year which allows for up to 249 photo and/or video submissions.

About the City Journalist Directory
The City Journalist Directory is a "visual memoir in real time" of worldwide current events, from major natural disasters to local happenings like sporting events and auto accidents. Citizen journalists can submit photos and videos of news in their local area from anywhere in the world. Individuals submitting news content can even be paid for their videos and images when City Journalist Directory sells the material to the news media.

For more information about the City Journalist Directory, please visit, or contact David Mitchell at 66 81 374 4350

David Mitchell
Phone: 66 81 374 4350
Email: admin[@]

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