Citizenside's goal is to create the largest online community of amateur and independent reporters where everyone can share their vision of the news by uploading photos and videos for fellow reporters to see. If you have an interesting news-related image or video, Citizenside will contact media outlets on your behalf and offers you a much higher percentage of the sales price than those offered by traditional agencies (up to 65%). Citizenside was created in 2006 by three young associates passionate about the news (two cousins and a friend!) whose complementary experience offers you the best representation when it comes to selling your content.
In November 2007, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the 3rd largest news agency in the world, and the IAM company became shareholders in the Citizenside agency (formerly Scooplive). Primary shareholder of the IAM company and ex-CEO of France Televisions, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, then became president of Citizenside.
On July 11, 2013, Matilda Media (Newzulu SAS) acquired Citizenside. The AFP is no longer a shareholder in the company, but continues on as a partner.
Daniel Gutierrez joined the team in January 2012 as a project manager. Armed with a masters degree in web publishing, Daniel has worked for media outlets (radio, and the press), and in numerous communications departments. His role is to centralize the needs of Citizenside's developers, editors, sales team, and clients, then set the development schedule so everyone gets what they need.