ScribbleLive founder Michael De Monte (pictured) said the syndication marketplace, which will be fully launched next year, will allow individuals who sign up to its freelancers' plan of $19.95 a month (£12.72) to make money when they are covering or talking about live events online.
ScribbleLive already has a syndication marketplace for large organisations like Thomson Reuters and they plan to extend this service to other paying subscribers. As part of the new marketplace for freelance journalists, news organisations will be able to view live events being blogged and syndicate that coverage or seek out freelancers to cover specific topics or live events via ScribbleLive.
Speaking at news:rewired, De Monte said the product would help media organisations to cover breaking news from all over the world. "You can't be every place every time," he said.
"Hopefully there will be a journalist producing that content and it can go into the system."
ScribbleLive has been used by Canadian sports website TheScore, which designated a "superfan" for sports teams and gave them responsibility to curate real-time action from matches. Also, information posted to a ScribbleLive blog by a local Hearst-owned news site in Canada had been used by emergency services to update transport users about road closures during a snow storm.
The syndication market will be opened in January or February next year along with another piece of technology designed to bridge the gap between real time content and a more polished finished project.
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