The shake-up in the media world can no longer be overlooked: PC, blogging software and a camera are enough to get into the media industry within a few days. Full-time journalists and officials of the established journalist associations observe this development with a grim face, because the journalism profession is undergoing democratisation. More and more commonly, reader reporters are integrated into the reporting business of magazine and newspaper publishers. This offers first-class alternatives for job changers to earn several hundred to several thousand Euro as a part-time journalist.
The integration of reader reporters or civilian journalists was primarily intensified by newspaper creators and operators of commercial news portals. The so-called user-generated content not only supplements the work of full-time editors: photographs from readers and cell phone videos are now a matter of course. It is impossible for editorial staff or press photographers to be on site every time an event that is suitable for reporting is taking place. Therefore, reader reporters are specifically used as content suppliers instead of full-time journalists.
Part-time press photographers and reporters earn money
Reader reporters submit several thousand headline-worthy stories and pictures to daily newspapers, and news portals every day. This generates hundreds of front-page stories and the reader reporter’s cash register jingles: up to 2‘000 Euro are paid for exclusive photographs, and the paper with the four capital letters pays 500 Euro for every picture printed.
Although some journalist associations are talking about the “devaluation of professional journalistic work” as soon as reader reporters and civilian journalists are integrated into the editorial reporting, nothing will change the fact: reader reporters and civilian journalists bring a fresh wind into the media scene and make the press landscape more colourful. Therefore: request your press card now. Use the special advantages as representative of the press and market your journalistic output in a financially successful way. Registration: International Press card and Press Photographer Card
How to earn your first remuneration as a press photographer or reader reporter
For many years, GNS Press has been supporting part- and full-time journalists. The doors are open to reporters, press photographers, civilian journalists and newcomers. In addition to the press card, you will receive other performances designed to advance your work as a journalist successfully. A press card open up many doors for you, start earning your first remuneration now:
the agent login contains contacts to daily newspapers, news portals and TV stations which are welcoming reader reporters and civilian journalists and are also paying attractive remunerations.
Request your admission as journalist now: register here and use the special privileges.