Citizen Photojournalism: Yahoo You Witness News (Beta)

Yahoo! finally found another use for the great Flickr site they purchased a while back. Their recently launched…

You Witness News

…site allows anyone to submit newsworthy digital photos and video clips for possible use by Yahoo! News. Photos are submitted through a Flickr account. Video is submitted through an unnamed mechanism (Yahoo! Video one would assume).

We’ve already seen news services use cameraphone photos and videos. With the image quality improving in gradual steps (just adding megapixels doesn’t mean much), we should see some interesting citizen photojournalism used by legacy corporate news sources more in the future.