The Guardian has a new way for the community and newsroom to connect to tell stories via the web, an iPhone app and Android app. GuardianWitness is the organization’s new “open journailsm” platform that lets readers submit pictures, videos and text to journalists directly from an assignment.

Selected contributions will go anywhere on The Guardian’s publishing platforms. From the announcement:

If your submission is picked up by a journalist it could go on to be featured across the Guardian – in print and online – which means you can help set the news agenda and become part of the Guardian’s award-winning journalism.

The platform is a partnership with EE, the UK’s first and only superfast 4G mobile network .