Pappas Telecasting Companies launched version 2.0 of its citizen journalism Web site, CommunityCorrespondent.com. On the Web since June 2006, it now has new user-friendly features, including larger file size (users now have the ability to upload stories of up to 30 MB and videos of more than five minutes), photo galleries and the Assignment Desk. Another addition: the Whistleblower. It allows users to anonymously report misconduct by businesses, individuals, or government agencies to Pappas Telecasting’s news departments.
Tvnewsday reports that in just over a year, Community Correspondent has attracted more than 750,000 unique visitors and users have submitted over 20,000 stories