Finish publisher fuels newspapers with user content

A Finnish news publisher, Sanoma Digital, has launched a user-generated news website and solicits material that gets published in a a series of weekly free newspapers.

The European Journalism Centre reports:

Launched last month, Vartti.fi is a fledgling project that allows users to break news by uploading multimedia content direct to the site. Vartti editors also publish story threads on the website and ask for multimedia submissions from the readers – setting them deadlines for their contributions. The stories are then published in a series of ultra-local weekly papers distributed in and around the Helsinki area. ‘With the Jokela High School shooting we had one of the first pictures in Finland [from the scene] which was taken on a mobile phone, we then sold it on to publications in Norway and Sweden,’ Janne Kaijarvi, editor-in-chief of Vartti, told Journalism.co.uk. The site also broke news about a train fire in Helsinki, Kaijarvi added, with reporters first finding out about the incident when a passenger uploaded a picture to the site from inside the train. Contributors are paid for pictures that make it into the print edition, usually in the region of 50 euros.

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  • http://cfv_butte@yahoo.com Pepe

    There is a video put out by Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, on You Tube, which she state she states before Reporters, so it claims, that she is the Minister of Health of Finland, and through the questions and her answers, the mass genocide by the Swine Flu Scam, and she names , names of those guilty of the mass poisoning.
    Which in my research and findings, she is correct. But, on Wiki it says she is not able to do this work anymore. Was this her in fact who made the video?
    I know Wiki don’t always tell the truth always, and I trust the video is real, but now they are discounting this report by video as spam…..which can cover a diverse area.
    Does anyone have info on this video, or this person? Sometimes the truth gets distorted into something that is confusing for a cover up, sometimes the truth gets squashed, because it is the truth. Input is needed..for the truth. Pepe

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