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Citizen journalism capitalized: New apps make you famous and rich
Tapping on the burgeoning growth of Citizen Journalism, new apps are being launched in the market regularly and one of recently application even claims of making Citizen Journalists (CJ) famous and rich. 'Get famous and paid' is an application in which a CJ can record the video footage and sold it to third parties.

CITIZEN JOURNALISM has witnessed a rapid growth in recent years with the advancement of gadgets and easy access to Internet and last but not the least, with the increase in passion of people to foster a change in the society.

To help them serve better, a new Citizen Journalism video application, ‘Rawportes’ has been launched. The application seeks to capitalize on the CJ trend by selling videos, recordings and other reports from contributor to third parties, like bloggers, news sites, Citizen Journalists etc.

According to Simply Zesty, this concept works in two ways- first you can search a particular content and buy it and if you are unable to find it, there is always an option of assigning Rawporters who can shoot footage for you.

Like every coin has two sides, the only but a major issue with it is the authenticity. Let’s here take a look on the tagline of the app – get famous and get paid. An experienced person can tell us that money and fame are two things that can drive people crazy. So it wouldn’t be a surprise if fake and illegitimate people became Rawporters and start staging things to create stories for obvious fame and money. Against this backdrop, a user can never judge whether the footage shot is real or just a manipulation.

Some stories that Citizen Journalists can cover with this app would be the overloaded buses and trains in India, thankfully planes have been spared, which ironically would have made the best footage – imagine children sticking onto their fathers’ shirt on a massive wing of Kingfisher airbus.

It is a common spot here and shockingly even three-year-old kids can be spotted hanging on the stairs of an overloaded bus. One of the shameful sights in the sub-continent is people even traveling on the rooftop of trains and many such pictures have become viral on the Internet in the past. Though they become causes of accidents in which precious lives are lost but Citizen Journalists can capture such views and highlight them through these apps and other social media sites.

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