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Here’s How You Can Become A Citizen Journalist

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“You see it, you report it. Be a Citizen Journalist.”

 

(N.MorganBefore It’s News Is a people powered website,  the last frontier of free press, open to the public.  

 

 

 Before Its News receives approximately 283,424 unique visitors per day and 768,080 page views per day. During a single month, an average of thirty days, the number of unique visitors is more than 8.5 million. 

 

Before It’s News is Ranked in the top 3% of all websites in the world. 

 

 

 Anyone can be a Citizen Journalist simply by becoming a Before It’s News reporter.

We publish the News Mainstream Media chooses to ignore.

Looks like it’s going to be a wild summer for news, so go undercover, take video, do interviews, and report your story on Before It’s News. We publish the news that is important to you.

 

 

 An example is Operation Jade Helm, which promises to be an interesting story to follow.

If you would like to report on the Texas Jade Helm event or on other events occurring near your location, become a Citizen Journalist by open your own account at beforeitsnews.com and connect with the editor-in-chief.

We welcome Citizen Journalists who have the desire to report on news in their community that MSM chooses to ignore.

 

 People without professional journalism training can use the latest technology tools and search through worldwide distributed data via the Internet to find new and different news stories to report, and to augment and fact-check the mainstream media stories. 

 

 The latest media technologies, social networks, and media-sharing websites along with the increasing presence of smartphones everywhere, opens news reporting to people who sometimes are on the front lines, able to discover and report breaking news faster and less expensively than mainstream news organizations.

 

What tools are commonly used by the Citizen Journalist?
 
- A tablet or laptop computer
 
- Digital cameras that can shoot stills and digital video with audio
 
- Recorder software applications for editing text, audio, video and photos, and for creating a visual data graphics blog
 
- Wiki, website or other content management system applications for texts, audio, photos, video and graphics
 
- Social networks for staying connected
 
- Iphones

 

 

What skills are helpful to a Citizen Journalist?
 
- Critical thinking, proactive curiosity, and a talent for noticing critical details
 
- Gathering and piecing associated facts together
 
- An understanding of human behavior
 
- Write with accuracy, clarity, relevance, brevity, and readability
 
- Edit and revise text and images for accuracy and consistency
 
- An eye for still and motion images, informative graphics
 
- An ear for natural sounds
 
- Story telling, formatting text layouts, placement of visual images and graphics 

So, this is your chance to be a Citizen Journalist and contribute.
 
Before It’s News gives you a platform to share your skills, you ideas, and the news you feel is important.
 
Before It’s News allows you the opportunity to apply the Constitution as it was meant to be used.
 
Freedom of Speech, use it or lose it.
 
To join our team of Citizen Journalists today, Click Here.
 
1. Go to beforeitsnews.com
2. Click “Join Now!”, at the upper right hand corner of page.
3. Enter a name and password. Click Signup
4. Check your listed email and activate the account.
5. Now you can post a story on beforeitsnews.
 
To embed video at BIN:
 
After you click on the Upload News button and paste your story onto the page to be published, you are ready to upload your embed code for video. Press the Source button in the upper left-hand corner near Edit, this will toggle the screen so you can now paste the video embed code in the page location where you think the video is appropriately positioned. Now push the Source button in the upper left-hand corner near Edit again, and you will either see the uploaded video or a flash box. If you see a flash box, double click on the flash box and you will be able to size your video. The maximum video size allowed is 640 width x 480 height. Now, you should be ready to Publish.
 
To share your video on YouTube, click “Share” on the YouTube tool bar, then click on “Embed” and copy the embed code of your video.
 
If you push the Source code button first and try to paste the story and embed video source code in all at once, you paragraph separations will not be recognized and all the text will run together. It is best to insert them separately.
 
If you see JAVA script in the video embed code, it will not publish, but it will show you a flash box. When you see JAVA script in the embed code, you will need to provide a link back to the video or, alternatively, download the video, create a YouTube account, upload the video using the created account to YouTube, the video will be reprocessed to FLV, and now you can copy the embed code.
 
It is also possible to just copy and paste a video without getting the embed code and without pushing the Source button. After you have clicked on the Upload News button and pasted your story onto the page to be published, place the cursor where you want the video to appear, right click the mouse to bring up the paste box, paste the video into the paste box, and then now paste that box containing the video into the story. You should see the video in the page location you selected. If you use the Source button when trying to paste a video directly, it will not work.
 
To Add a Picture: 
 
One thing I would like to suggest is that you add some pictures from “Public domain pictures of_______________”, selecting pictures which best match and support your topic, identifying the image as a picture of, for example, “Public Domain picture of Illuminati” or “New World order”…., etc. 
 
Then you will have a group of pictures to pick from that best identify with the topic of your story. People love pictures, so choose pictures which walk the reader from through your story, from one idea to another. I usually try to add pictures about every 2 paragraphs, or whenever the subject changes. These pictures will hold your audience’s attention longer and play a very important role in promoting your work on social media sites like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and so on. 
 
Next, if you can add a video that discusses your topic, definitely include the video, or consider making your own video on the topic and add that video. The stories posted with videos hold an audience’s attention almost twice as long as just a story posted with only text. One thing to remember about videos is they should be current, preferably no more than 30 days old. You will be amazed at the viewing difference a using new video makes for a post when compared to the number of views when an older video is used. 
 
If you are new to writing on the Internet and and the art of self-promotion, I can also teach you how to successfully promote your own work as well. Self-promotion is critical to a writer’s success. You can write on the best topics in the world, but if you do not get your work in front of the viewing public so they can read your work, you will not get many views on your articles. 
  
Please use this address  [email protected] if you need further assistance 

 

 

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    • LampStand-of-Flames

      Either you have no-brain and are allowing demons to blind you and use you as a puppet unknowingly or knowingly=you are Not saved by the blood of Jesus/Yeshua=reborn/transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Secondly, or you are a paid disinformation silver spoon brat hiding with no picture. Thirdly, you are a brainwashed real journalist brainwashed by the evil lying system.

      I say the first due to ignorance of speech. And the third-option as well possibly due to your name.

      Get to know Jesus/Yeshua Christ :!: -for the time is nigh at hand :!: :idea:

      • LampStand-of-Flames

        hmmm what happened to the guys comment that my/this reply was in response to?
        Banned more than likely. Wow gone within 5 mins. of my reply. Or is the above guy
        named now frodo, that changed his name, and somehow edited his comment :?:

        • Mike

          You described him well Scotty B. Obviously a troll with little capacity for critical thinking. His comment wasn’t accurate.

          • real_journo

            It probably was accurate and hit a nerve, deletion or censoring is what usually happens around BIN, nothing new after all we are talking about a made up news and fantasy here most of the time.

    • Pink Slime

      Hello Angle#3 (prelim),

      Charlie here. I must say I almost fell over my chair laughing at being a “citizen journalist”. YES! Gimme a computer and the internet and I WILL RULE THE WORLD!!

      My main beef is BIAS reporting and spoon fed news of which the roles can be easily reversed with the same results!

      My suggestion is to become a Charlie’s Angle and believe in the doughnut! BTW, Angle#3 (prelim) the numbers don’t add up at all when you look at the comment numbers of BIN. They should be far higher than the “visit” numbers suggest.

      I do not know how they are tallying those numbers. Investigate it and the UFO blurry pictures and I will put you in first place to become a Charlie’s Angle! Should you fail in your mission I will disavow any….. Oh, wait that’s from another program. Disregard it Angle#3 (prelim).

      Signed,

      Charlie (believe in the doughnut!)

      • N. Morgan

        Well, Pinky, here’s YOUR chance to help make BIN better.

        So instead of clogging the comments up with your wisdom, how about getting down to it and writing about what YOU feel is important and valid information.

        This is YOUR shot to see if you can do better.

        As we know, you certainly have the comments section down, now let’s see some real meat with your words.

        • Pink Slime

          I like my irascible Angle#3(prelim) and why I am trying hard to get her on my team. But being irascible she won’t join one of the most coveted positions in the world!!! There is even FREE DOUGHNUTS!

          But that won’t keep Charlie from trying! Don’t you think she gives the cutest answers??

        • ExposeTheTruth

          It is important to note that there are State and Federal Laws which actually make it illegal to publish or broadcast news that they know is false or to serve as a propaganda arm for foreign espionage fronts.   

        • ExposeTheTruth

          Laura or whatever your name is, don’t insult our intelligence.

          Everyone knows Chris Kitze at BIN is a first amendment violator and will never let the truth be published.

          I, along with other people have had countless stories and comments deleted.

          The only way to get the truth out is via the comment section.

          This is why sites like BIN and many others who sensor comments are losing the propaganda war…

        • ExposeTheTruth

          Finally….

          Don’t believe me, just look how nervous DC has become.  Once again, they have shown their hands and it’s should be obvious who is really winning..

          “Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which took place yesterday.”

          http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-16/conspiracy-theorists-bloggers-compared-isis-during-congressional-hearing?page=9

        • Mike

          There are Terms Of Service you need to follow or yes, your comments will be deleted.

          Being abusive, threatening, using peoples names, address, phone numbers without their permission, this could cause harm to them and their family, will be removed.

          Yes, there are rules, however I have contributed to BIN since 2009 and have never had an article or comment removed.

          Of course I have always follow TOS.

        • Pink Slime

          Nearly everyone in Washington should be in jail or hanged for TREASON, abuse of power, lying under oath, dereliction of duty, high crimes and misdemeanors, giving comfort and aid to the enemy, theft of public funds, to name just a few.

        • RAIN

          Expose The Truth.. i notice, (who hasn’t), that you run around here a lot posting charges and busting alleged disinfo sites and yet you quote from and link to zerohedge and more specifically, “Tyler Durden”? which, btw is a character from the film, Fight Club..

          ???

          Why are you not “exposing” them? Damn good reason to, I can assure you.

        • RAIN

          yeah thought so, flasher.

    • real_journo

      Amazing how comments magically disappear when it doesn’t suit the so called armchair journalist. One thing you have to be when being a professional is taking critique, something quite a few contributor here don’t do, they just have hissy fits and delete comments or call names. Sad really.

      • Pink Slime

        As I have explained to Angle#2 is they LACK confidence.

        Perhaps because they might not know their material very well and lash out when criticized because it really is an EMOTIONAL issue to them and not real reporting but rather a bias opinion they think everyone needs to know.

        Most news is becoming like that you know.

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