TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Digital Journal, a global digital media news network, released data today showing
strong growth in its online and mobile divisions.
Regarded as a pioneer and leader in crowd-sourcing and user-generated
content, Digital Journal has 30,000 professional and citizen
journalists, bloggers, photographers and freelancers in 200 countries
around the world.
Today, the company released the following information related to growth:
Mobile website and smartphone apps attracting more than half-a-million
pageviews per month and growing.
Smartphone apps launched in mid December 2010 for Android, Apple,
BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices in partnership with Polar Mobile.
Smartphone apps downloaded 35,000 times since launch, currently growing by more than
5,000 downloads per day.
Interactive mobile website (m.digitaljournal.com) allows anyone to post news, blogs, images and more from their
Attracting millions of readers, doubling year-over-year entirely by word
Crowd-sourcing content from 30,000 members in 200 countries around the
Paid out more than $100,000 to outside contributors so far.
Digital Journal has published more than 100,000 news articles and 65,000
images from contributors in every major metropolis around the globe.
Editors make more than 200 appearances on national TV, radio and in
print each year.
Future of Media events
Digital Journal is now running a semi-annual conference called Future of Media, a speaker series dedicated to discussing the future of media.
Past speakers include executives from Facebook, Global News, CBC, CTV
Sponsors have included Dell, Rogers, Canada Newswire, Queensway Audi and
Every event has sold-out, hitting capacity before doors open.
Future of Media events widely regarded as must-see media events for
executives in media, advertising and PR.
"Digital Journal is excited about its strong growth and global reach,"
said Chris Hogg, CEO of Digital Journal, Inc. "With a content platform
that is proprietary and automated, we're currently looking at a number
of potential strategic partnership opportunities."
Digital Journal Platform & Technology
Digital Journal's proprietary content platform enables qualified
contributors to publish content such as news, blogs, images and video,
as well as engage in discussions on important topics from their
communities. The company's platform enables content creation at scale,
and ad revenue is shared with contributors based on how many pageviews
and how much engagement their content attracts.
Digital Journal's platform enables the company to scale from a
hyperlocal focus to an international audience, with the ability to
contact readers and contributors within 1 km (1/2 mile) of any
geographic location in order to crowd-source content. That technology
has been showcased in events such as the recent uprisings in the Middle
East and Africa; when a massive earthquake hit Christchurch, New
Zealand; and in order to mobilize citizens to cover their communities
in metropolises such as Toronto, New York, Paris, London, Sydney and
Digital Journal publishes a variety of content ranging from
on-the-ground news reports to more general interest stories on topics
such as celebrities, business and food. Contributors and readers
interact in a one-of-a-kind social news experience that blends news
reportage with social communities and groups.
Digital Journal also consults news organizations on how to empower their
audience to acquire content, drive revenue and increase engagement from
digital media properties. For more information, visit digitaljournal.com
SOURCE Digital Journal Inc.
For further information:
For partnership and media inquiries, contact:
Chris Hogg, CEO, Digital Journal
Tel: (416) 410-9675