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MySpace, Fox News Reach Out With uReport

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MySpace users who have an interest in citizen journalism have just been given an opportunity to get involved.  MySpace and Fox News teamed up this afternoon to launch an official uReport community page.

According to a press release, "Members of the MySpace uReport community can become ‘uReporters’ by uploading video and photos tagged by specific news categories, including USA, World, Entertainment and Politics.  This content could be featured in relevant programming on FOX News Channel and foxnews.com . . ."

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Which sounds pretty interesting from two angles.  First, citizen journalists stand the chance to have their work recognized on a national (or even international) stage.  Second, Fox News might start getting to some stories more quickly and with greater accuracy than its competitors.

The MySpace uReport page isn’t yet bustling with activity, however.  It boasts just 13 friends, and all four news sections are actually blank right now.  About all a would-be fan can browse are the profiles of some Fox News personalities.

Chris DeWolfe, MySpace’s cofounder and CEO, might like to give things a little time.  He stated, "This synergy with FOX News reinforces what MySpace is all about – providing users the ability to share, explore, connect and consume. . . .  [W]e’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."

MySpace, Fox News Reach Out With uReport
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