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Want to be on Newsnight?

The BBC Newsnight team are taking a fresh approach to newsgathering.  In a break with tradition, the Newsnight team will be using a social networking site to find new stories for the programme.

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Paul Mason, one of the programmes correspondents has set up a special group on the Facebook website called ‘Get yourself on Newsnight!’ where the 244 (current) members are able to post and comment on featured topics.

Citizen Journalism is on the increase on the global media stage and this principle is carried forward with this group.  The BBC now regularly features video content from websites such as YouTube, however this idea takes the principle of user generated content one step further. Here it may be described as user ‘inspired content’. 

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