Monetizing: If the site gets popular, I am considering a pay-for-privilege service. Ads may or may not pay off though.
Yes, there are no "rules" of how this works yet. But with the limited activity there is now, this is not a problem. If the site grows then I would like these rules to evolve naturally, so I don't limit the creativity of the community.
A web community where users gather relevant information/media about recent news
The internet is huge now. Information or media about stories in the news is all around but not always easy to find, especially in one focused area. That video this article mentioned. Those photos that were reported on. That relevant information only people with expertise sits on, that the journalists hasn't found because they have a tight schedule. It's out there, you just don't know it.
A dedicated website where users gather this information from all the corners of the web. A community where everyone focus on finding that photo and enlighten each other.
I've actually created that website.
As an example of how the site works, a user saw an article about french tourists who got suspended jail in Sri Lanka for taking demeaning photos next to a buddha statue. The user then created a "subject" about it, found here:
Later, that user set out to find those photos. After finding them, he created a discussion thread within the subject where he posted the website where they can be found:
Now users can see the photos for themselves and lay to rest the question of "wonder how bad those photos were?".
We still have a few bugs to sort out. If you visit the site and the page loads everything to the left, just reload it until it loads correctly. There is also the matter of promoting the site correctly. If any of you have a good idea or want to help contribute/spread the site I would be thankful!