I just wanted to submit a separate forum post about the eyewitness flag, just to clear up any confusion about the use of it.
Here is our existing description:
Did you witness something first-hand in your own backyard? Were you on the scene at a newsworthy event? Did you document what was happening around you?
The "Eyewitness" flag identifies a first-person account — a story, photo, video, or voice report — that was taken by someone who was present as an event unfolded.
Eyewitness content should be:
So the eyewitness flag is for a story that is a news event that the author actually attended and reported on first hand.
It is not necessary for stories that are about travel for example or about an event that happened near you but you didn't see personally.
I hope this helps clear up some confusion, and if you aren't sure if something should be eyewitness, then just drop one of the staff members a line, thanks!