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 staff.

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News on NowPublic

As AOL rushes to local news, Vancouver's Leonard Brody is already there
AOL has gotten a lot of press about its new CEO Tim Armstrong and its attempt to revitalize its presence in media, particularly local media. But as VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi wrote last week, as... more
Techvibes TV: Leonard Brody, CEO of Clarity Digital, at the 2010 GROW Conference
The GROW 2010 technology conference took place in August at the Vancouver Convention Center, and Techvibes was on location with an on-site studio conducting video interviews with a... more
Who to watch at GROW 2010: Leonard Brody
Who to watch at GROW 2010: Leonard Brody What do you get when you mix a venture capitalist with a best-selling author, multiple-Emmy nominated media visionary and highly respected entrepreneur?... more
NowPublic lays off staff
Be sure to read updates on this story below. UBC Professor Alfred Hermida reported this morning that NowPublic has laid off 8 out of its 11-person team and likely will be shutting down. Hermida... more
NowPublic's Leonard Brody profiled in BC Business Mag
If you follow digital media in Vancouver, the April issue of BC Business magazine is one worth flipping through the next time you pass a magazine stand. In addition to a great piece on Bootup Labs... more
From print to pixels: Internet news sites grapple with revenue realities
Every week Techvibes republishes an article from Business in Vancouver newspaper. This article was originally published in issue #1050 - Dec. 8 - 14, 2009. Clarity Digital Group LLC’s... more
MoMoVan explores Social Media Apps and the 2010 Games
The coming Monday, November 2nd, MoMoVan brings you an evening focused on the use of Mobile Social Media Apps during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. 6,000 athletes and officials, 3,000 media and... more
VEF hosts Fireside Chat with NowPublic's Brody & Tippett
The Vancouver Entreprise Forum continues its course this year by highlighted Tech's Future Stars with a Fireside Chat with NowPublic's Leonard Brody and Michael Tippett on October on 27th at the... more Vancouver's other crowd-powered success story
Yesterday Vancouver's NowPublic made news for itself by selling out for an estimated $25 Million. The popular 'Crowd Powered Media' site has been a perennial Top 10 finisher on PEER 1's Canada... more
NowPublic sold for $25 Million
PaidContent's David Caplan is reporting that Vancouver's NowPublic has been sold for $25 Million. You’re reading it here first: After several months of trying to get the deal done,... more
Canada's leading Web 2.0 pioneers
The second annual PICK 20 roundup of Canada’s leading Web 2.0 pioneers has been announced over at Backbone Magazine. To compile the top 20 we assembled a crack panel of judges and asked... more
PopVox Individual Stand Out Award winners
By all accounts, the PopVox Awards last night at Workspace were a huge success. Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Individual Stand Out Awards. Individual Stand Out: Industry Advocacy... more
The Twitter effect at Convergence 2009
Twitter’s phenomenal growth was reflected in “The Twitter Effect,” a packed session at Cossette West’s Convergence 2009 conference held at the new Vancouver Convention... more reinvents itself
Back in August 2008 Techvibes covered citizen journalism pioneer and I pointed out that while it lives in the shadow of fellow Vancouverite NowPublic, it actually predates the Web 2.0... more
Nowpublic News Director Will Head Up CBC Digital Media is reporting that Rachel Nixon, the current news director at NowPublic, the Vancouver-based participatory news agency/citizen journalism site, has been appointed as the new director for... more
BC Wireless and New Media Demo Day
It's Demo Day on Thursday, April 30th, so come check out the 50 select companies that want to showcase their most innovative applications or services to you.  The purpose of the Demo Day is... more
Crowd Powered Media and the 2010 Olympics
Vancouver's Nowpublic and self-described gonzo journalist, Robert Scales (head of Raincity Studios) are both in the Tyee today.  They're discussing citizen journalism, crowd powered news and... more
MoMoVan: Web 2.0, Mobile Gaming & Entertainment - Part II
Last month MoMoVan took on Web 2.0, Gaming and Entertainment and it was a sold-out night so they've decided to stick with the theme for tonight's event. The Apple "App Store" has completely... more
NowPublic Nominated for Emmy Award
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... more
Canwest to buy NowPublic?
Big news earlier this week when Canwest Global Communications Corp announced initiatives to reduce their annualized operating costs by approximately $61 Million. The move translated into 560... more
Vancouver's 20 Most-visible Individuals on the Web
The Vancouver Sun published NowPublic's first-ever index identifying the web's 20 most-visible individuals in Vancouver today. The MostPublic Index measures whose voices are most heard in the... more
Web 2.0 & Crowdsourcing: From Sideshow to the Big Tent?
What is Web 2.0? Is it a sideshow for small companies or a worthwhile strategy for the mainstream? KPMG hosted a session last night in Vancouver on The Corporate Adoption of Web 2.0. The evening... more
Orato - Vancouver's other Citizen Journalism site
Mark September 29th down for the next High Tech Communicators' Exchange event where veteran journalist and Editor & Chief of, Paul Sullivan will talk about the impact of citizen... more
NowPublic & Crowd Powered Media
A future billion-dollar company is growing out of a modest office in downtown Vancouver.  The company is called NowPublic and its tagline is “crowd powered media.”  NowPublic has spawned the... more
Digital Media People to Watch in BC Update
The British Columbia Day Act states that the first Monday of August is a legal holiday to be observed as British Columbia Day. So I figured today was an appropriate time to... more
NowPublic's Most Public Index
Vancouver's NowPublic is making some more news for themselves this week again with their launch of The Most Public Index - NYC Edition. Here's how NowPublic's Michael Tippett describes it: This is... more
NowPublic - Now with Trust and Twitter
Vancouver-based news bookmarking and citizen journalism site NowPublic relaunched its website earlier this month and added a few new features that Mashable picked up on today. The new site design... more
NowPublic and Shozu take citizen journalism mobile
Vancouver firm NowPublic, the biggest participatory news network in the world, has just announced a new partnership with ShoZu, the mobile social media provider. The partnership is designed to... more
NowPublic head speaks at Massive Show
Michael Tippett, the founder of NowPublic, will address attendees at the Massive Technology Show on APril 1st and explain how prosumers are changing the face of business, technology, and the media.... more
Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2008
One of the benefits of blogging about technology in BC is the opportunity to meet and interact with innovative technology leaders and evangelists everyday. During 2007, we've had the... more
NowPublic Making News Itself
Ironically, everyone reported today that NowPublic, a leading citizen journalism site based in Vancouver, has closed a US $10.6-million round of financing from venture capital groups in the US and... more

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