In a big step in using user-generated video by a major newspaper, The New York Times is soliciting the public to upload videos of the California wildfires.  The notice just went up on the newspaper’s home page.

Most of the television cable and network news organizations provide a mechanism for the public to upload video. CNN i Report is perhaps the most established.

The upload platform is Brightcove.

More details – and hopefully some citizen video to follow.

Above is a photo on the home page of The Times by Eric Thayer/Getty Images. Here is the most recent story


— Andy Plesser