April 21, 2009

MySpace, Fox News Team Up For Citizen Journalists Attempt

Monday, Myspace invited its members to become volunteer "uReporters" by supplying news pictures or videos for use at the social networking site and Fox News network.

"Fox News has created a great asset with the uReport service," Fox News chief executive officer Roger Ailes said in a release.

"The MySpace uReport community presents an extraordinary opportunity to expand our network of citizen journalists."

Users are able to upload pictures or videos to uReport, not written stories though.  Fox has editorial content of uReport pages and can use submitted content at its cable news channel or at foxnews.com.

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

"Time and time again we're inspired by the creative, original content that the MySpace community produces and shares online. I look forward to seeing what they come up with when presented with the opportunity to be featured on-air."

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. owns both Fox News and MySpace.


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