Startup Aims to Make it Easier to License Amateur News Photos for $20

July 18, 2013

By Conor Risch

© Huffington Post

An image sourced by CrowdMedia from Twitter user @mcc_maryland, whose plane was on the tarmac at SFO at the time of the Asiana Airlines crash, was used in a gallery on Huffington Post.

A six-week-old company that connects media organizations to amateur photographers who have taken newsworthy photographs is creating some buzz, and could be poised to add yet another wrinkle to the market for news photography—one professional photographers and their photo agencies may not like. CrowdMedia, a Montreal-based startup, uses a combination of an algorithm and a manual process to analyze more...

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