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'Citizen journalism' agency pic for the Post

The Bristol Evening Post has published the immediate aftermath of a dramatic car chase with the help of “citizen journalism” picture agency Scoopt.

The agency uses MMS and e-mail technology to allow people to submit photos straight from the scene.

Kyle Macrae, the founder of Scoopt, said: “With successful sales of amateur material to the local press, to the biggest selling daily newspaper and to a national broadcaster, we can now consider the concept proven. Citizen journalism is here to say.

“If you keep your eyes open, your wits about you and a camera or cameraphone in your pocket, you just might find yourself in the right place at the right time. Scoopt can then sell your photos or videos to the mainstream media.”

Each time Scoopt make a sale, it splits the proceeds with the member. Membership is free and without commitment.