Why NowPublic going Dark should matter to you, especially if you write for Examiner

NowPublic was a crowd-sourced citizen journalism site based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, founded by Michael Tippett, Leonard Brody and Michael E. Meyers in 2005.

nowpublicIn addition to its contributors, NowPublic also had a content-sharing agreement with the Associated Press. The crowd-sourced site was so successful that Time Magazine called NowPublic one of the 50 Best Websites of 2007.

Mainstream media types may gripe about the absence of safeguards ensuring the validity of news reported by the blogosphere, but nowhere are the merits of citizen journalism more apparent than at NowPublic. At this “participatory news network,” a.k.a. bastion of “crowd-powered media,” anyone can write a story, or upload images, audio or video. Whatever gets the most votes from the reading masses—the site gets about 1 million unique visitors per month—ends up as the lead story. (NowPublic has “guest editors,” “wranglers” and an “actual news guy” who keep an eye on things, giving advice to contributing reporters and shepherding the best, most timely stuff through, but nobody on staff makes actual editing changes to the content.)

NowPublic now counts nearly 97,000 contributing reporters in more than 140 countries around the world. During Hurricane Katrina, NowPublic was there; eight contributors filed on-the-scene reports from London’s Heathrow Airport during the August 2006 terrorism lockdown—while the regular press was forced to wait outside. On June 6 NowPublic’s coverage of a storm in Oman made it to the top of the AOL and Yahoo news sites.

In September 2009 NowPublic was acquired by Clarity Digital Group (CDG). Clarity is solely owned by the Anschutz company, an investment company located in Denver, Colorado. According to reports, Leonard Brody assumed the position of President of the Clarity Digital Group and Michael Tippet became the CEO of NowPublic after the sale.

In December 2013 Clarity closed the NowPublic site and redirected it to www.examiner.com.

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GOP Cave: Tax cuts Now, Spending cuts Later

GOP Cave: Tax cuts Now, Spending cuts Later – Read More

 

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Politisite Political Projections: Florida Primary January 31, 2012

Politisite Political Projections: Florida Primary January 31, 2012

Politisite provides projections based on a Momentum modality similar to that used in projecting stock prices. Politisite does NOT endorse any candidate during the primary process. Further, we do not receive funding from any political campaign. Having said that, here are our projections for the Florida Primary for January 31, 2012

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Watch live stream NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate

Watch live stream NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate 

Watch the NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate here

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Politisite Political Buzz – Top Stories Dec 20, 2011

English: Kim Jong-il, North Korean leader

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Politisite Political Buzz

  1. Emergency Alert: Typhoon Sendong – Philippine Red Cross | Donate Now

  2. The death of North Korea Kim Jong-il obituary 金正日逝世讣告 – YouTube

  3. White House Statement on Death of North Korea Leader Kim Jong Il

  4. Tea Party Straw Poll Results

  5. North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Has Died at Age 70

via Politisite Breaking Political News, Debate Coverage, Election Results, Commentary and Analysis.

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Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: “You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates” (Video)

Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: “You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates” (Video)

via HotAirPundit: Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: “You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates” (Video).
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Congressman Thad McCotter to announce presidential bid July 2 | Politisite

@ThadMcCotter the Red Eye Rocker Republican is going to announce his Presidential Bid.  The late night folks will love him!  Clinton had his Sax, McCotter has a Guitar. Plus he has a Dry Humor that flows well.

Our take, McCotter will out intellectualize the Intellectuals on the GOP filed.  Newt, look out!

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. will launch his presidential campaign on July 2, making him the third sitting member of the House to run for the White House in 2012.

McCotter will make his bid official in his home state of Michigan, according to a knowledgable source in the campaign who declined to be identified.

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