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Australian Citizen Journalism is nearly there.

March 22, 2006
Legion Interactive & Ten News have setup a service whereby they make money on Citizen Journalist’s mobile pictures or videos of breaking news stories.
 
They have setup an SMS/MMS service number so users can send in text, picture or videos, but this would be a premium number service. Not to mention the fact that MMS degrades the image/video dramatically.
 
The good news is that they have also setup an e-mail address which means that higher resolution pictures and larger movies can be submitted in their raw form. This will enable much better resolutions especially with the higher end 2 mega-pixel or greater mobile devices.
 
Frankly, this is an opportunity for an Australian based service such as Scoopt in the UK.
 
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