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Allvoices’ payment scheme for ‘citizen journalists’

Allvoices has launched an incentive program to reward its citizen journalist contributors for their work.

According to a press release, the scheme is designed as follows:
Contributors will be paid in relation to the quality of their submissions e.g. copyright violations of texts or photos are ineligible.
The amount of money is dependent on the feedback from the community and strength of the user’s profile.
The type of contributor and its rewards are divided into the following three categories:

– New or infrequent contributors, who organise their social network based around their work.
– Has had a minimum of 10,000 views for their contributions and 25 fans.
– Pay scale in this category is $0.25 per 1,000 page views.

• Reporter:
– Minimum total of 25,000 views for their work and 50 fans. For every 1,000 page views they earn $1.00.

• Anchor:
-Anchors are influential contributors beyond their social network and are closely followed by the Allvoices community, says the release.
– The criteria for being an Anchor is at least 100,000 views and 75 fans.
– Potential pay rate is $2.00 per 1,000 page views.

BeatBlogging.org: ‘Mini experts in a major network’ at AllVoices.com

AllVoices.com is a citizen journalism site, and Amra Tareen’s ‘answer to closed, controlled traditional media.’ It was launched in July 2008 ‘with the goal of including as many people as possible,’ BeatBlogging reports.

“If Tareen had her way, the AllVoices community would be all six billion people on earth. But within a site that aims to be global and all-inclusive in its scope and membership, a curious thing is happening.

“Even with free rein in topic choice, Tareen tells us that many of AllVoices’ contributors are choosing very specific beats and becoming mini experts within the larger framework of the massive site,” the article continues.

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Allvoices.com offers $10,000 reward for citizen journalists

Citizen journalism website Allvoices.com has launched a cash reward programme for its contributors.

Under the Excellence in Citizen Media Incentive Program, cash incentives will be given out to contributors based on the number of page views that their work generates, an announcement by the site said.

A user will receive $1,000 for every 100,000 page views (up to one million) generated by their submissions, while one million page views will result in an award of $10,000.

Allvoices is encouraging users to promote their work through social bookmarking sites, such as Digg and Reddit, and by commenting on and contributing to other users’ portfolios on the site.

The program is open to work submitted between now and February 19.