Earlier today, our brothers and sisters at Yahoo! News launched a new "beta" site called You Witness News. It’s a "citizen journalism" site which allows people to submit photos and video directly to the editorial desk of the biggest news site on the web. (And the photos, of course, are submitted through Flickr: you can select from your stream or upload a new photo to Flickr and submit it at the same time).
Selected photos will be packaged into Yahoo! News reports with credit to the photgrapher and seen by the millions of viewers around the world. In a later phase of the project, You Witness News will work with their partner Reuters to further select photos that will go out on the Reuters’ wire service where photographers can get paid for their newsworthy photos.