Yahoo has launched the Yahoo Contributor Network, a new platform for people to publish their creative content.
Yahoo says its Contributor Network will bring contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers and videographers to media destinations, including Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports and the Yahoo homepage.
"The launch of the Yahoo Contributor Network is a great example of how Yahoo! is executing against its content strategy,” said Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo.
“In less than six months since the acquisition of Associated Content, we’ve completely retooled the platform in order to bring the people’s voice to Yahoo."
The new platform is open to all Yahoo users to share their perspectives, and lets Yahoo editors assign and select crowdsourced contributions for all of the company’s media properties.
The Yahoo Contributor Network sets performance payment guidelines for content featured on Yahoo sites, and has dashboard that displays how each contributor’s content performs.
"Associated Content has been known for maintaining the industry’s largest contributor base, and with the launch of the Yahoo Contributor Network, we’ve added scale and reach that sets us apart from any other crowdsourced media platform,” said Luke Beatty, vice president and general manager, Yahoo.