GroundReport Is Integrated with Google News and Twitter
One of the many benefits of GroundReport is that it is integrated with Google News and Twitter. That means that your article could be read by more than one billion Google users almost instantly. Very few, if any other, news web site offers citizen journalists with such a platform for free.
GroundReport qualifies for inclusion in Google news because all articles are reviewed by volunteer editors for originality and newsworthiness. GroundReport does not tolerate plagarism or libel.
As a not-for-profit news platform, GroundReport does not pay its journalists for their work. All advertising revenues go toward paying for the computers and developing the software that runs the web site. But advertising revenues do not cover our costs; in the end donations fill the shortfall.
Originally, GroundReport split the advertising revenue with its contributors, but because a few people engaged in 'click fraud', this practice had to be discontinued to maintain GroundReport's inclusion in Google.
Now, GroundReport is also integrated with Twitter. That means that the Headline associated with each article is distributed instantly to GroundReport 's followers on Twitter. So please craft your 140-character Headlines carefully because they are being seen by more and more people all over the world every day, Keep your articles short and witty, because that is what the Internet demands.
The more clever and timely GroundReport articles are being re-tweeted and picked up by the mainstream media. Re-tweeted articles are getting thousand of hits in a single day.
The volunteer editors of GroundReport are encouraged by growing number of contributors joining the GroundReport community. We are proud of the voice that GroundReport is giving to journalists and advocates all over the world. Remember that journalism is a contact sport and you can and should challenge politicians, generals and billionaires. We hope that GroundReport will continue the tradition of Samuel Adams, the journalist provocateur of the American Revolution.
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