Who's Using NewsCloud
We've worked with a number of mainstream news organizations, columnists, hyperlocal community blogs and small entrepreneurial startups. When exploring these sites, you may notice low activity levels. Most of our news partners are still experimenting with their sites and do not promote them regularly from their websites. Read more about challenges we've faced with mainstream news organizations.
Active Partners & Customers
The Needle is a community hub for Seattle. It's a showcase site for all the latest NewsCloud platform features. For example, we recently began populating The Needle with content from a curated list of Seattle Twitter users. The site is primarily a demonstration site.
The Boston Globe is experimenting with NewsCloud to run an interactive town space called Your Boston. The site has not yet been actively promoted.
Advice and lifestyle columnist Carolyn Hax of The Washington Post is experimenting with NewsCloud to provide an interactive community space for her tens of thousands of avid fans.
MPR News uses NewsCloud to run MinnEcon, a beat reporting / public insight area for business and economic issues in the Minnesota region.
Genome Alberta is a Canadian non-governmental organization promoting genetic research. They use their Genomics application on Facebook for outreach and education.
Wharton Business School uses NewsCloud to publish its Arabic news community site. The site is currently in soft launch.
India Country Digest is using NewsCloud to build a news community around their existing Facebook page which has 3 million fans. They are in soft launch.
Hot Dish was a climate change news community and contest site for researching the engagement of young people with news inside Facebook. Our news partner was Grist.org.
NewsCloud worked in the classroom with Communications school students at the University of Washington. Students ran their own social media publication, In:Site. Many said it was the highlight of their studies.
The MnDaily, the student newspaper at the University of Minnesota, was a second research site during NewsCloud's first grant.
KPCC, a Southern California NPR affiliate, launched an ambitious volunteer blogging community which faltered when the station chose not to link to the site from its own website. Read the KPCC post-mortem
The Charlotte Observer's Insight application hosted user generated stories and led to some crossover publication in the print newspaper with good success. Ultimately, the organization lacked the resources to manage and promote the community.
Baristanet, New Jersey's largest hyperlocal blog, launched a NewsCloud community to expand their user generated content. However, Baristanet lacked resources to manage and promote the application over time.