Following the launch of its syndication scheme in October, citizen journalism site Allvoices has signed a deal with WENN (World Entertainment and News Network), which provides images, videos and other entertainment news to more than 1,000 partners.
WENN will now have exclusive syndication rights to all entertainment-related content uploaded by Allvoices’ users and allow its partners to buy up Allvoices’ work, a press release said.
WENN will split the proceeds of any sale with Allvoices, which will then split its take with the original creator – 75 per cent of the money for non-exclusive and exclusive images and video content, according to our interview with CEO Aki Hashmi in October.
“Partners using the Allvoices platform have options for sourcing content: either through a direct sale; or using Allvoices’ widgets which lets partners pick and present specific stories and automated feeds for their sites on just about any subject, from anywhere in the world. Partners have complete control over the content that appears on their sites, and many have already put the Allvoices tools to work, adding local knowledge and expertise that enhances and adds depth to their own staff’s reporting, photography and video,” the release explained.
Last month Allvoices announced it would recruit and pay professional journalists to contribute to its website. As part of the Provoices scheme, journalists will be paid up to $250 (around £150) a story and more for ‘high-traffic’ items.