Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Newscorp Teams MySpace with Fox News uReport
News bloggers, A.K.A "Citizen Journalists" have revolutionized the news media with the help of platforms such as NowPublic and CNN I-Report.
We knew it was only a matter of time before media tycoon Rupert Murdoch integrated MySpace with Fox News and/or the Wall Street Journal, which are divisions of the media conglomerate:News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA).
MySpace users can become uReporters by uploading video and photos tagged by specific news categories, including national and international stories, entertainment and politics to myspace.com/ureport. The user-generated content could be featured in relevant programming on FOX News Channel and foxnews.com, with FOX News maintaining editorial control of the MySpace page. The community will also feature profiles of FOX News anchors, allowing members to link to their favorite network personalities.
Chris DeWolfe, CEO and Co-Founder of MySpace, said
This synergy with FOX News reinforces what MySpace is all about-providing users the ability to share, explore, connect and consume. Time and time again we’re inspired by the creative, original content that the MySpace community produces and shares online-I look forward to seeing what they come up with when presented with the opportunity to be featured on-air.
Ureport may breathe new life into MySpace, which has seen its archrival, Facebook, emerge as the fastest-growing social network. I'm curious to see the percentage ofusers who utilize this new feature to contribute their unique content.
By Matt O'Hern at 12:31 PM | Comments (0)