GroundReport, founded by our friend Rachel Sterne is a social news platform that democratizes the media by helping everyone get involved.  You can find world news, politics, business and opinion from reporters on the ground, across the globe. On GroundReport, anyone can publish news stories and photos, rate quality and earn a revenue share based on traffic.  Contributors will be paid via PayPal every month. To know more about GroundReport, you can watch an interview with Rachel.

GroundReport is now looking for original video news reports related to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  The official announcement can be found here. Videos must take place in Beijing, be in English, last 5 minutes or shorter. Your video could win you $500 and global exposure.  Through August 31, 2008, you can submit your video by registering here: http://www.groundreport.com/register.php.

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