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'Citizen journalism' site wins award

'Citizen journalism' site wins award

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Citizen journalism' site wins award

Posted by : Roy Greenslade , 7 December 2011

Blottr, the website for citizen journalism, won the innovative business of the year prize at the 2011 startups awards. Founded just over a year ago by Adam Baker, Blottr invites amateur journalists to post their stories online. The company, which launched in London, has since increased its UK network to cover nine more UK cities. It has also launched in France and Germany. Baker said: "The public... have demonstrated significant appetite for consuming and contributing news witnessed by people at the scene. "We hope to build on this success in 2012 and continue to deliver a unique, compelling, fast people-powered breaking news service."

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