New wire service to spotlight international citizen journalists

The service is called Demotix. According to Wired magazine’s Epicenter blog, “The UK company is essentially a user-friendly middleman. For instance, a photographer in Afghanistan with an image of a car bombing can log in to the Demotix website and upload an image with caption info; Demotix reviews it and pushes it to the company’s feed.” Media outlets like The New York Times or Wall Street Journal then subscribe to Demotix, as they would AP or Reuters, and buy stories or photos th…

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