Footloose citizen reporter Zuola has said [zh] he's going to be there, religious extremists are going to be there, foreign media seem to be looking for local stringers, and cutting-edge web 2.0 companies are so convinced that something worth vlogging will happen during next month's Beijing Olympic Games that they're giving away free stuff, despite the apparent attempt to ban any filming of Olympic events.
Can we say that any citizen reporter in the area worth their salt should already be finalizing plans to be in Beijing on 888? If you're not, now's the time to reconsider. Late last month, global citizen journalism site GroundReport announced a 500 USD prize and top spot on their homepage for best citizen reporter video taken next month:
“Because the Beijing Olympics will be the first covered by Citizen Journalists. And while traditional media converges in Beijing, we want to know the story behind the story, from regular people like YOU.”
If you visit the site, don't forget to check out the rules. Top of the list of ideas for things GroundReport is looking for: Protests.