Demotix: Inventing a New Marketplace

March 2010
Nieman Reports;Spring2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p62
The author offers information on the Web site Demotix for freelance photojournalists. The aim of the site is become more local, more global and more democratic as the Associated Press (AP) of freelancers. The site has been criticized for allegedly cheapening journalism because the so-called street journalists threaten the status quo. He points out that majority of contributors to Demotix are professionals or semi-professionals and that Demotix features successful amateur photography. The photographer gets half the fee that Demotix makes from a license.


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