Allvoices publishes from a grassroots, on-the-ground perspective, free from selective editing, censorship and biases inherent in the global mainstream editorial world
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 3, 2009
allvoices.com, the worldwide civic and citizen news hub, today announced it has surpassed the one million monthly visitors mark just half a year after its official launch in July 2008. The milestone makes allvoices.com the fastest growing participatory media outlet on the Web. Visitor traffic has grown exponentially month over month, driven by breaking, eyewitness coverage of worldwide current events, the increasing popularity of simple Web2.0 publishing tools and the ubiquity of mobile, Internet-connected devices which allow anyone bearing witness to news to become a front-line reporter.
According to web measurement firm Quantcast, allvoices.com has become a global top 3000 web destination. The allvoices community provides eyewitness news reports and perspective free from traditional editorial oversight and censorship characteristic of global media organizations. allvoices' Web site aggregates, contextualizes and categorizes a broad base of stories and individual perspectives through unedited points of view, and m any of the news items are breaking exclusives. Allvoices also aggregates traditional sources to deliver a unique set of contributor and mainstream perspectives which presents a holistic view of world events.
"Allvoices publishes from a grassroots, on-the-ground perspective, free from selective editing, censorship and biases inherent in the global mainstream editorial world," said Amra Tareen, allvoices.com Co- Founder and CEO. "The fact we're seeing this much momentum just six short months after our launch demonstrates how compelling we are to people looking for deeper perspectives or news other outlets won't or can't cover due to editorial slant or resource constraints. Citizen journalism is a well-documented and growing trend, and allvoices is positioned well to be the center of its universe."
Using proprietary algorithms, allvoices utilizes more than 3,500 mainstream feeds and online sources of news to provide relevancy and context for user generated news. This provides a level of security which vets contributed stories for authenticity. Story rank on the home page is determined by the number and diversity of other sources citing the particular news event, and community-activity on the report. Anyone can contribute stories, and citizen journalists are further incentivized through Allvoices' Excellence in Citizen Media incentive program.
Started in August, 2008, the allvoices.com Excellence in Citizen Media incentive program rewards on-the-ground news and opinion contributors from around the world with a six-month cash incentive. The initiative experiments with new reporting models to reward writers, journalists, bloggers, students, photographers, video makers and citizen reporters for their creative works. Contributors of news and opinion can earn up to $10,000 depending on the quality and viewership of their reports and contributions. Participation in the program has been growing steadily since its inception, and top contributors are frequently highlighted on the front page.
Allvoices helps people express their views immediately by writing about what concerns them and provides the platform to update the event regularly. Allvoices.com was created to allow citizen reporting from any part of the world. The discussions range from banal to thought- provoking, but all are interesting. The writers are experts, novices, bloggers, writers, and journalists, each having a thought to share and a view to express.
About allvoices, Inc.
allvoices' mission is to create a global community for sharing news, videos, images and opinions from multiple points of view that invoke an emotional connection between individual perspectives from around the world. A community of diverse, engaged and globally minded citizens serves as news reporters, opinion leaders and publishers to share with the world the realities on-the-ground. Allvoices.com brings together context, insight and diversity of opinions around a broad range of topics and issues on the global, national and local levels. allvoices is one of the largest global communities offering unedited and relevant news and perspectives in one place. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.
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