SOURCE: MaYoMo

MaYoMo

October 05, 2009 07:05 ET

MaYoMo Issues Call for Journalism Students to Participate in New 'Social News Network'

Creating the Future of Journalism and Helping Erase Borders for Global Citizen Journalists

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - MaYoMo (Map Your Moments, www.mayomo.com), a powerful, new video-centric social network for mobile citizen journalists and the most inspired alternative source for global, multimedia news content, today issued a call for journalism students throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and around the world to create a free member account and contribute content to its site. Today's announcement coincides with the official launch of MaYoMo's media platform and enhanced website.

MaYoMo offers aspiring journalists new opportunities to make an impact and contribute to a growing, global online community of news and conversation. It also announced, as a new school year begins, that it has begun working with journalism schools at colleges and universities to increase awareness of its site as an outlet for students to post breaking local news stories in their own cities or regions, and news-analysis and commentary on broader global news and issues.

"We're about creating the future of journalism," said Hristo Alexiev, CEO and cofounder of MaYoMo. "The MaYoMo site is a video-centric web platform for mobile citizen journalism, whereby young journalists can develop networks of colleagues and an audience for collaboration and sharing. Participation on our site empowers our members to play an active role in reshaping journalism and news reporting as we know it, while erasing borders between countries for professional and student journalists alike."

MaYoMo is poised to play a role in defining the future of journalism and in shaping the careers of journalists. It creates an opportunity for student journalists to report on news and developments important in their lives. MaYoMo has begun aggressively promoting its social news network to college students via a Facebook presence, and with on-campus awareness campaigns in the U.S. at twenty-five of the nation's top journalism schools. The company is also actively introducing its site to journalism school faculty and advisors throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

Kim Garretson, a media professional who directs seniors at the University of Missouri Journalism School in their final semester projects, said MaYoMo can not only be a valuable service for current students, but also a much-needed transition service as those students graduate. "Many of the j-school students I work with are starting personal blogs and Twittering to try to demonstrate their skills in their job seeking. But joining the MaYoMo team puts them in the global stream of real news reporting."

How It Works

Access to all content on the MaYoMo web site is free. Students can easily create an account, and start contributing content and uploading photos, video, and other media assets -- from a variety of devices, including video-enabled phones. Contributors who have met certain criteria can create their own "channels" and begin building an audience. With a channel, a contributor has options to help them create better and more frequently viewed content. MaYoMo's "channel approach" and shared advertising revenue model also creates income opportunities for professional and student journalists around the world.

The MaYoMo site supports content in all leading media types and protocols, including MPEG, MP3, WMV, Twitter, RSS, and more, and has state-of-the-art web site features and functionality for creating, maintaining, searching, reading, and experiencing news content.

About MaYoMo

MaYoMo is a web-based platform for user-generated news, by which users can upload materials from either computers or mobile devices, empowering a new era of Internet news creation and distribution. It is a platform for user-generated news that lets users ask and then learn, "What's happening, where and when?" With an ever-expanding corps of mobile citizen journalists reporting from every corner of the globe, MaYoMo is shaping the evolution of journalism and delivering the world's most inspired multimedia news content. Thanks to MaYoMo's highly unique and entrepreneurial "news channel approach," professional and student journalists can create and manage their own custom news channels, unleashing new career and income opportunities via the company's shared advertising revenue model. To experience the power of news like never before, and participate in the future of journalism and news content distribution, please visit www.mayomo.com.

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