What does mainstream media do when it discovers user generated content? Try to build their own platform, assert ownership over content and sell it then sell the concept to other newspapers – of course.
yourhub.com, the brainchild of the Denver Newspaper Agency, owner of the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post and other papers, collects "stories, photos and news from the Web" and then publishes that content as a weekly supplement. The FAQ page of the website explains that:
"Journalists from each Hub review all of the entries every week and select the most interesting and topical entries. If you are interested in being in the YourHub.com section, it’s best to include high resolution photos with your entries and be very descriptive in describing your stories and photos."
Let’s just hope that the journalist responsible for the FAQ page isn’t involved in subbing user contributions.
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