It is with a heavy heart that I report that the Board of Directors of GroundReport.com has decided to shut down the website. On April 30, 2017, GroundReport will officially go dark.
It has been GroundReport’s mission to give ‘voice’ to those who are disenfranchised by the mass media. GroundReport.com has accomplished that goal for many years now and it has had a real impact on many lives. Today, however, there are many outlets for free speech on the Internet and citizen journalists can get published on alternative sites and apps. We ask that you continue to support citizen journalism. If you currently publish your articles on GroundReport, do not be discouraged. Please find another outlet to continue reporting as a citizen journalist.
GroundReport was initially set to shut down in 2015, but an organization that I am involved with called Injustice Anywhere took on the effort to keep the site going. We felt that it was a worthy cause. Our organization has posted hundreds of articles on GroundReport which deal with wrongful convictions. If you are interested in that topic, our writers will continue to discuss wrongful convictions on www.wrongfulconvictionnews.com. Our voices will not be silenced.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to GroundReport over the years. We had a good run. We have no regrets. We understand that the world is fast-paced and ever-changing, and we are proud to have been able to provide a platform for citizen journalists for as long as we have. Everyone who has contributed to GroundReport has done important work. It takes courage to make a difference. We will forever be grateful that so many people have stepped up to make their voices heard. We have now published over 72,000 articles. Our contributors deserve all the credit. Be proud, and most importantly, never let anyone silence you. Keep moving forward, and always demand that your voices are heard.