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The Scoopshot App Pays iPhone Shutterbugs for Breaking News Photos

By: Michael Hines - Published: Oct 13, 2011 • References: scoopshot and springwise
Budding photojournalists are going to love the Scoopshot app. This iPhone app makes it possible to sell photos of breaking news stories taken from your phone as they happen.

The Scoopshot app is incredibly easy to use; simply activate it and use it to take a photo. The photo along with a one sentence description is then uploaded into the Scoopshot database for purchase by media outlets. Users are notified when their photo is purchased and payment goes directly to the user’s bank account. Media outlets looking for photos of breaking news can search Scoopshot for photos by searching keywords as well as photo locations.

According to Scoopshot, the average price of a newspaper-worthy photograph is around $34. The Scoopshot app makes it easy to cash-in on being at the right place at the right time by connecting mobile photographers with newspapers. The time of the all-iPhone newspaper is fast approaching.