by: mLab ECA • 14
MyNews Mobile : local news, eyewitness reports from people to people. Become a citizen reporter and be the first to report on important news.
Welcome to MyNews app, a citizen reporting platform that connects professional and amateur journalists and citizen reporters,
MyNews is a citizen journalist mobile phone application that uses multimedia and geolocation to create real-time news which will be posted on www.mynews.am website. It allows users to post eyewitness accounts, news with headlines, text, video and images using their smartphones to the MyNews's database and to the www.mynews.am website.
MyNews allows to create and distribute news stories.
It is an application that enables the flow of news from people to people.
Once registered and logged in to MyNews users can select multimedia content from their smartphones or can take photo and video material using their smartphones', tablets’ cameras. They can identify their location via GPS or manually.
When the story is uploaded it is viewable by other visitors and citizen reporters of www.mynews.am via smartphones, tablets or computers.
Citizen reporters can select a standard news category for their story, including business, entertainment, elections and others.
Users can send their eyewitness reports to particular organizations, media outlets, journalists, activists that are registered in MyNews's databes and subscribed to receive news updates from MyNews's citizen reporters. Users of www.mynews.am can comment on user generated stories on the website.
The app allows users to create a profile that others can view on www.mynews.am.
MyNews does not have character limits on the text, so users can upload as much text as they deem necessary to the database.
The MyNews development team also does not edit any of the user uploaded media on MyNews.
When and if content is inappropriate, readers can simply flag the story. Flagged posts are subject to review and cancellation by MyNews staff.
MyNews website (www.mynews.am ) was launched in January 2012.
MyNews is a project of Public Journalism Club (www.pjc.) Non-Profit, based in Yerevan, Armenia, founded in 2011.
MyNews Mobile application was developed by mLab ECA.
MyNews project is funded by Counterpart International Inc. Armenia.
Content, views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Counterpart Armenia, USAID or the United States Government.
The project is co-funded within the framework of Public Journalism Club’s “Public Journalism: Changing News Consumption in Armenia from Passive Reading to Active Engagement” 2011-2012 Project.