The On-Demand Economy for Photojournalists
Citizen journalists, they say, are just one more way to meet the demands of an ever-hastening, multi-platform, 24/7 news cycle -- meet Fresco News: Uber for journalism.“This is another step in the future of TV news,” says Jim Driscoll, the vice president and news director at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, “We can gather the news in a profoundly new way.”
Shoot video for the local news, get paid
Fresco News and theri 21-year-old CEO, John Meyer, just scored a nice contract with several Fox TV stations. Fox stations in a bunch of major metropolitan areas will be using his Fresco News app to gather photos and videos from everyday people who happen to be near a news event as it unfolds.