I've got an interesting discussion going on in a LinkedIn group and thought I'd share a bit of it here:
One of the things that really excites me about building CrowdNews is that we're building a platform where we provide the tools, marketing, and most importantly, the marketplace to our journalists.
We don't, however, define how a each journalist should use our platform. We don't define what stories you, as journalist, will add to CrowdNews. While we will require you to follow the ethical guidelines and rules of conduct we establish, each journalist takes charge of their own stories, and creates the best text, video, or audio content they can.
One of our jobs is to give you the tools to reach your audience. And remember, that your audience isn't necessarily restricted geographically. A story created for one locale may be very relevant to another audience member in another part of the country or another part of the globe.
The discussion is on LinkedIn at In the Digital Age We Need a New News Model