NowPublic is Now Public - Open Source News Site Launches

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Major Problems Plague OurMedia.org Launch
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NowPublic.com, a new open source news project from Vancouver based BlueHereNow launched today. Hot on the heels of Internet Archive's OurMedia.org, NowPublic focuses on news and photography by creating a community of OS news enthusiasts and bloggers/photographers by providing the tools for them to collaborate and create projects.

At NowPublic, bloggers can convert their work into photo assignments, recruit local volunteers and even set budgets for material they would like to feature. The NowPublic community votes to prioritize assignments and filters real time coverage emerging from eyewitnesses and people close to the real story. Photographers can submit and circulate their work while safely managing their images using NowPublic's smart media format. Readers of NowPublic get a fresh look at events and can compare real time, breaking stories from the blogging community to coverage from other news media.

OurMedia got off to a very poor start but is now up and running and with NowPublic following close behind the OS/community/collaborative bandwagon moves steadily onwards.

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