Nonprofit organization launches national daily news site
Released on: September 28, 2008, 9:49 pm
Press Release Author: The Daily Source
Press Release Summary: New site delivers news, columns, editorials, photos, videos and more hand-picked from hundreds of sites around the Internet daily for free.
Press Release Body: WATERTOWN, Mass., Sept. 29, 2008 Ė The Daily Source, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the public, has launched a service that brings high-quality news and information from all around the Internet to the public daily in a single place.
ďWe scour the web for high quality material - so our readers donít have to,Ē explained founder Peter Dunn. ďMost people donít have 20 hours in their day to spend searching for high-quality news, so we do the work and put it in one spot for them.Ē
Editors at DailySource.org scan over one thousand publications including daily newspapers, television network sites, news magazines, journals, blogs and others to find the best material. DailySource.org also gives readers easy access to establish links to other news sources, including local papers, a favorite sports site, or any sites of their choosing. The site allows seamless contact with members of the media and elected officials, and information on over 850,000 non-profits one can donate to or volunteer for.
Readers have the ability to rate the quality of articles they read, volunteer in various ways, email articles to friends, or submit links to articles they think are worthy of consideration for the front page. With all the features and opportunities for interaction, DailySource.org represents a new experience for news readers.
The site has a paid staff of experienced journalists from around the U.S. including Yvonne Lee, who prior to joining the Daily Source won an Emmy for her work covering September 11 for CNN, and Vince Winkel, who has won 20 awards for excellence in broadcast and online journalism while working for places like CBS, NPR, CNN and the BBC.
The site has dozens of volunteers who search for articles and created the front page daily. ďThe first stage of the Web was about traditional media churning out quantity, the second was about everyday people producing quantity, and the currently unfolding third stage is about finding the quality within the massive quantity,Ē explained founder Peter Dunn. ďBeing part of that is what attracts the large number of volunteers we have.Ē
The Web site serves as a valuable resource for journalists, as a site they can visit for story ideas, breaking news and key trends. ďDailySource.org is one of the first sites I read every morning to find out see what the big stories of the day are,Ē said Tom Regan, currently head of NPRís online blog and a former front page editor of the Boston Globeís news site. ďI also find a lot of cutting-edge trends there that we can blog about that I simply would not have the time to find otherwise.Ē
ďThe Daily Source aims to become the primary news resource for readers who want intelligent, factual and accurate reporting,Ē Dunn said. ďWhether itís news, video, op-ed material, or live chats Ė itís all in one place ready for people when they come here.Ē
A positive byproduct of the Daily Source service is that the news Web sites publishing the best quality news stories receive additional web traffic through the stories that DailySource.org links to. This enables them to keep publishing strong quality material.
A recent poll by USA TODAY, CNN and Gallup found that only 36 percent of Americans believe news organizations get the facts straight. ďAmerica has lost confidence in the media, but there is still some strong quality journalism available to the public spread out in various places,Ē said Dunn. ďAs a public service, we collect it so readers can get it all in one site from a place they can trust.Ē
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