The Arab revolutions or how news organisations shifted towards citizen journalism

By Caroline Bodin

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a lecture given by Turi Munthe, the mind behind Demotix.

For those who don’t know what Demotix is, you can check out their website here. Demotix is “the” agent for citizen photo-journalists out there. It works on a basic principle : they promote your work, you split the fees in half. For now, 99.9 % of their profits comes from photography but they are aiming to develop a video journalism department very soon, that should work on the same basic principle.

Demotix is only 2 years old but already counts among its clients the New York Times, the Huffington Post or even the Daily Telegraph.

At a time where citizen journalism becomes predominant in broadcast for some cases, let’s hear what the precursor of citizen business has to say about that shift in news production :


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