Tag: Photography

Scoopt's closing and the end of dedicated citjourn agencies

• February 5, 2009 • Comments (0)

Citizen journalism photo agency Scoopt has shut down. Getty Images, which purchased the site two years back, are letting it go. In an interview in the British Journal of Photography, PJP, Getty spokesperson Alison Crombie explains that they want to focus on their core editorial business. – People are now more visually educated, there is […]

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Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses

• November 13, 2008 • Comments (7)
Joi Ito: Don't sign bad licenses

Citizen Media Watch met with blogging veteran, super-entrepreneur and CEO of Creative Commons Joi Ito during the SIME conference in Stockholm. He told us about how he (possibly) made the New York Times change their contract for freelance material, and he sent a message to anyone wanting to make it as a semi-pro or pro […]

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Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

• May 15, 2007 • Comments (0)
Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

In December I wrote about the multimedia project in Brighton which is a collaboration between the University of Brighton, Nokia, Ymogen and the BBC. Today the result was released as Geo-stories, a set of geo-tagged photos and film clips brought together as a kind of multimedia story on this site. If the goal was to […]

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Zoom lenses for cellphones to fuel the citizen paparazzi trend?

• January 8, 2007 • Comments (0)
Zoom lenses for cellphones to fuel the citizen paparazzi trend?

Hong Kong-based Mobile Brando has developed a tele lens for Sony Ericsson cellphones, writes Norwegian tech site forbruker.no. It also works with Nokia cellphones by changing the back piece to one with a lens mount. The lens is equipped with a 6x zoom, handles wide angle footage, and will cost around 19 dollars. The main […]

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Johan Jernemalm – Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year"

• January 8, 2007 • Comments (0)
Johan Jernemalm - Aftonbladet's "citizen photographer of the year"

From the thousands of citizen photographers sending their photos to Aftonbladet in 2006, eight finalists were selected. The readers got to decide which one of them were to be named Citizen photographer of the year. The winner is Johan Jernemalm, a 38-year-old who happened to witness a robbery at Stockholm department store NK. He heard […]

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Polar Rose creating some buzz

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)
Polar Rose creating some buzz

Swedish photo/video face recognition search tool Polar Rose has got some attention in the States. Most recently on the front page of Red Herring, this article on CNN and a TechCrunch post by Michael Arrington that got some sceptical comments and then replies from Polar Rose representatives. At Sime, we got an interesting presentation from […]

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Possible new industry standard provides ability to track changes in photographs

• December 13, 2006 • Comments (0)

Tom Glocer, Chief Executive officer of Reuters, disclosed in a speech at the Globes Media Conference in Tel Aviv on Monday 11 December 2006: I am pleased to announce today that we are working with Adobe and Canon to create a solution that enables photo editors to view an audit trail of changes to a […]

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Scoopt loves Flickr – and all its users' images

• December 5, 2006 • Comments (0)

Today citizen media image bureau Scoopt wrote an open letter to all Flickr users. Here at Scoopt, we love Flickr. We love Flickr because Flickr members are some of the best snappers on the planet. Scoopt is asking the Flickr users to tag their photos so that Scoopt can work as their agent, selling them […]

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