April 20, 2009

Fox News opens door for ‘uReporters’

U.S. broadcaster Fox News said Monday it would reach into MySpace for citizen journalism reports that would be featured on its broadcasts.

A new partnership between the two companies would allow give uReporters from MySpace the chance to upload reports that would have a chance to be featured on Fox News, the companies said in a joint statement.

Fox News would control the editorial content it gleaned from the MySpace uReport community, the statement said.

This synergy with Fox News reinforces what MySpace is all about -- providing users the ability to share, explore, connect and consume, Chris DeWolfe, chief executive officer and co-founder of MySpace said.

I look forward to seeing what they come up with when presented with the opportunity to be featured on-air, he said.

Chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes said the contributions from the online community will be substantial.