Getty Images Scoops Up Scoopt

Less than a month after buying WireImage, Getty Images has acquired Scoopt, the U.K.-based citizen journalism service that has tapped into the pervasiveness of camera phones.

Reports PDNOnline:

Getty will now distribute selected images from Scoopt on its editorial Web site, making these images available to more potential customers…

“New technology has made it easier to capture and distribute imagery, leading to citizen photojournalism that is increasingly relevant to the news cycle,” said Getty CEO Jonathan Klein in a press release.

Getty is scrambling to cover its strategic bases at a time when journalism analysts and tech writers are increasingly questioning the future of professional spot-news photographers.

[tags]Scoopt, Getty, photojournalism[/tags]

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