Allvoices Launches "Provoices" Professional Journalists Network

Platform for news offers global outlet and compensation for professionals.

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We recognize that these are tough times for many journalists as news organizations downsize

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2009

Allvoices, Inc. (http://www.allvoices.com), the leader in citizen reporting, is today announcing a program to provide journalists a new way to get their reporting published--and to get paid for it. Allvoices is augmenting its tens of thousands of global citizen reporters by building a professional network of journalists to cover key beats and cities around the world.

"We recognize that these are tough times for many journalists as news organizations downsize," Allvoices CEO Amra Tareen said. "We're providing a platform for the best of these journalists to continue to cover their beats, communicate with a global audience and earn money doing it."

Allvoices will pay up to $250 per story to qualified journalists who are selected for the Provoices program--and may pay much more for certain high-traffic stories. The Allvoices platform provides instant worldwide distribution of content in multiple forms, including text, photos and videos, and the optimization and enhancement of content through search and social media.

The Provoices program will complement Allvoices' global community of more than 200,000 registered citizen contributors, reaching more than 4 million monthly visitors. Allvoices is the largest user-generated news site in the world, providing news coverage and opinion on a wide range of topics on a local, national and global scale.

Provoices offers an open-source platform for professional reporters looking for another outlet for their reporting. Consolidation and downsizing in the news industry has created an immediate need for experienced professionals to bring their talents to a new distribution platform optimized for the web. "Allvoices provides the largest credible source of citizen reporting from hyperlocal to global feeds," Tareen said. "We're looking for journalists to cover important beats in key cities around the world and to supplement our growing base of citizen contributors."

Allvoices will select journalist participants with an eye toward building a worldwide network of correspondents in key cities and on important beats. These journalists will become regular contributors to the site, adding top-quality work to Allvoices' citizen content. Allvoices will enhance each story by building a package of contextual and related information around it through its proprietary software. Each story will be at the center of a package surrounded by other relevant news, blogs, videos and images and optimized for a worldwide audience through search and social media.

Award-winning journalist Lynda Gorov will oversee the Provoices program as Chief of Correspondents. Gorov has been a correspondent for The Boston Globe and a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and has reported from Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and throughout the United States.

Interested journalists can join Allvoices, create a profile and start posting alongside other contributors. To be considered for the Provoices paid journalist program, they must also email journalist@allvoices.com, and include a resume and clips for consideration. The number of journalists selected to participate is limited based on available beats and geographies.

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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