Are you camped out on Wall Street? Did you film protesters taking over Greek State TV? Do you have original research about campaign financing? The Real News would like to present your footage, photographs and research to a wider audience.
With the generous support of the Knight Foundation, TRNN has been developing a series of interactive online news applications. We’re pleased to launch the first one – Work with a Journalist.
Through Work with a Journalist, our journalists and producers make requests for research, footage and images and if you have something to add, you can upload it directly to the application.
You can also evaluate other users’ contributions. If you see footage or research that you really like, vote it up by clicking on the up arrow next to the contribution. If you don’t care for it, vote it down.
We already have several open requests for footage, research and images on the following topics:
Youth and the criminal justice system
The anti-austerity campaign in Europe
Occupy Wall Street and Day of Rage movements
Oil Shale extraction in Israel and Jordan
Remember, sometimes these requests are very time sensitive and a response is required right away; in this case, by the time you’ve added research, the story has been produced. Nonetheless, don’t hesitate to contribute research or footage as it could be used in follow up stories.
Make sure that when you are contributing research, you evaluate whether or not it comes from a credible source. Typically, reliable sources of information cite the sources of their data, avoid speculation and inflammatory language, and include the author’s name. Click here for a more detailed guide on how to tell if a source is reliable.
We’re really excited to launch the Work with a Journalist application and hope that you take advantage of the opportunity to contribute your footage, images and research. It’s a great way for The Real News to make sure that our viewers are involved in making real news.
Click here to begin responding to Journalists’ requests for research support.