NowPublic Nominated for Emmy Award

by Rob Lewis | Culture

Vancouver's own NowPublic announced today that they has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award in the “Advanced Media: Interactivity” category. This marks the first time that a user-generated news site has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award. Winners will be announced at the 52nd Annual New York Emmy Awards Gala on March 29th.

NowPublic’s Emmy nomination recognizes the recent launch of its proprietary Scan technology, a new tool that contextualizes and geolocates information from various unconventional sources, including microblogs, and makes it accessible to a general news consuming audience. What's Scan? Check out this instructional video to learn more.

NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. To date, the company has received over $10 Million in funding from Rho Ventures, Rho Canada, Brightspark, GrowthWorks and members of the New York Angels.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

NowPublic is a participatory news network which mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In twelve short months, the company has become one of the fastest growing news organizations with thousands of reporters in over 140 countries. During Hurricane Katrina, NowPublic had more reporters in the affected area than most news organizations have on their entire... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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