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OneNews Invites Citizen Journalists to Document Hurricane Irene with Their Smartphones

OneNews, a citizen journalism platform, is looking for smartphone users in the path of Hurricane Irene, from the Carolinas to New England, who would like to use cutting edge mobile technology to safely share their storm-related experiences.

Miami, FL, August 27, 2011 --( As Hurricane Irene continues to strong-arm its way across the Bahamas Island Chain and towards the east coast of the United States, OneNews warns everyone in the projected path to get prepared well in advance of any possible impact and stay safe throughout the storm.

OneNews would also like to invite anyone with citizen journalism aspirations and a compatible smartphone, who can safely find a few minutes during their storm preparation activities, to share some images and videos of the process with OneNews and the world.

OneNews wants to see the busy gas stations, home improvement and grocery stores.

OneNews wants to see storm supplies: lanterns, flashlights, candles, batteries, food, first aid kits.

OneNews wants to see evacuation traffic.

OneNews wants to see boarded up houses, hurricane shutters and sandbags.

OneNews wants to see images of neighborhoods from after the storm passes.

Citizen journalists may also share quick video interviews indicating how they, and their neighbors, feel about the impending storm.

Citizen journalists can use the OneNews mobile app to capture and upload that content - and OneNews uses their relationships with media companies worldwide to help get submitted content published.

Smartphone images or conventional camera images (uploaded through a reporter account at are accepted.

Smartphone journalists could also be called for an interview by the organization who publishes the photo, allowing them to share their unique perspective with audiences all over the airwaves and Internet.

Citizen journalists who upload quality content with the OneNews app may even be contacted by news organizations looking to put them on paid assignment based on their proximity to a breaking news event. The media entity will text the citizen journalist to tell them what type of content they’re looking for and how much they’re willing to pay - the OneNews user chooses their level of involvement.

Interested individuals should visit right now and join to download the free mobile app and become a OneNews reporter today.

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