This article in today's New York Times alerted us to the Reuters/Yahoo venture You Witness News, the newest in a spate of recent attempts to integrate "citizen journalism" into mainstream news organizations. Here's the gist:
"Starting tomorrow, the photos and videos submitted will be placed throughout Reuters.com
and Yahoo News, the most popular news Web site in the United States,
according to comScore MediaMetrix. Reuters said that it would also
start to distribute some of the submissions next year to the thousands
of print, online and broadcast media outlets that subscribe to its news
service. Reuters said it hoped to develop a service devoted entirely to
user-submitted photographs and video."