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Crowd-fund Politisite

Politisite (Part of Iron Mill News) was a pioneer in internet political news gathering and dissemination.  Politisite came live in  early 1998 and become one of the first internet only news sources to cover local, state, and national political campaigns, debates and elections.  Before there were the terms Blog, Blogger, New Media, or Crowd-sourcing,  Politisite was developing what has become the standard in political news coverage.  The Name ‘Politisite” simply means Political Website.

Today, Politisite has some 13 writers and is read in 146 countries.  But times have gotten tough.  Where we always believed we were a Mom and Pop shop declining outside investment and candidate support we have seen large companies grow up all around us.  While we think we have the best ‘hamburgers,’ but ‘Burger King’ and ‘McDonald’s have built stores on our street.  The market has become saturated and we now find the need to reach out to our readers for support.

You may have noticed that we have ads on our site that are served by Google Adsense.  These ads at one time paid the bills, but no longer.

As of today, we are removing all ads served by Google Adsense and have decided to become fully donor supported. This is where you come in.  To put it bluntly, Politisite costs money to the tune of $3000 per month to pay the bills for our servers and staff.  As it stands right now many of our staff have worked free over the last six months.  They have stayed on, hoping the situation would improve.  They are dedicated and provide a great service to our readers. But we can longer allow them to work in this condition.

We are asking that you, as our readers, to fund Politisite to keep us on the internet.  We need to raise $36,000 to keep Politisite up and running.

We also have decided to provide some donor incentives.  Here is how it works.  Those who donate $25 will get a Text ad to whatever business, website or cause they choose. Donate $100 and you will get a 300×250 Banner ad for 1 week and for those who can donate $1000, a 3 month 300×250 ad is available.  You may become a full funding partner for $10,000 and receive an ad for 1 year. If you are a conservative candidate running for office, this may be some of the most reasonable ways to get your message out to voters.  You here that candidates?  Are you listening PR Folks?  Business that want to reach a conservative readership with college education, making over $100K per year, between the ages  of 25-54 can do so as well. If you can’t afford any of these incentive levels, please donate whatever you can.  Even $1 or $5 can help us toward our budget goal.

If you have a favorite writer, you can earmark your contribution to that individual.  Simply place the writers name in the note area.

Here is the bottom line, after 16 years on the internet we must raise these funds or Politisite will simply cease operations on July 1 2014.

Will you help us? Donate Here:

Did Crowd Powered Media Giant NowPublic Ignore Intellectual Property Rights?

NowPublic was a crowd-sourced citizen journalism site based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, founded by Michael Tippett, Leonard Brody and Michael E. Meyers in 2005.

In addition to its contributors, NowPublic also had a content-sharing agreement with the Associated Press. The crowd-sourced site was so successful that Time Magazine called NowPublic one of the 50 Best Websites of 2007.

NowPublic-ImageMainstream media types may gripe about the absence of safeguards ensuring the validity of news reported by the blogosphere, but nowhere are the merits of citizen journalism more apparent than at NowPublic. At this “participatory news network,” a.k.a. bastion of “crowd-powered media,” anyone can write a story, or upload images, audio or video. Whatever gets the most votes from the reading masses—the site gets about 1 million unique visitors per month—ends up as the lead story. (NowPublic has “guest editors,” “wranglers” and an “actual news guy” who keep an eye on things, giving advice to contributing reporters and shepherding the best, most timely stuff through, but nobody on staff makes actual editing changes to the content.)

NowPublic now counts nearly 97,000 contributing reporters in more than 140 countries around the world. During Hurricane Katrina, NowPublic was there; eight contributors filed on-the-scene reports from London’s Heathrow Airport during the August 2006 terrorism lockdown—while the regular press was forced to wait outside. On June 6 NowPublic’s coverage of a storm in Oman made it to the top of the AOL and Yahoo news sites.

In September 2009 NowPublic was acquired by Clarity Digital Group (CDG). Clarity is solely owned by the Anschutz company, an investment company located in Denver, Colorado. According to reports, Leonard Brody assumed the position of President of the Clarity Digital Group and Michael Tippet became the CEO of NowPublic after the sale.

In December 2013 Clarity closed the NowPublic site and redirected it to www.examiner.com.

Read the Rest at – NowPublic – Why were Intellectual Property Rights ignored? : Politisite.

Filmmakers Call on RNC to “Free Raffi Williams!”

GOP’s Minority and Youth Gaps Not Being Publicly Addressed or Solved

Trenton, NJ – July 30, 2013–Fear Of A Black Republican filmmakers, Kevin and Tamara Williams urge the Republican National Committee to free its Deputy Press Secretary in charge of communications outreach to African American and young voters. Raffi Williams (no relation to the two Filmmakers) was hired by the Republican National Committee earlier this year and charged with improving the Republican Party’s relationship with African American and other minorities.

raffiwilliamsSince that time, the RNC also hired other employees for its highly-publicized $10 million Growth & Opportunity campaign to make the Party more attractive to voters who look like the changing face of a diverse America. However, as the head of the minority outreach, Raffi Williams has made few national television media appearances and did not attend the annual NAACP Convention nor publicly speak to the assembled Urban League Convention held last week.Filmmaker Kevin Williams said, “Earlier this year, the Republican National Committee committed to spending $10,000,000 on outreach to minority groups but we’ve seen no real action. Instead, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is back to the same passive routines, ignoring new voters and traveling to Iowa to prepare for the 2016 Presidential Campaign and the 2014 mid-term elections. If our Chairman won’t speak to African Americans in a public forum, why not let Raffi Williams?”

In January 2013, before the RNC’s Winter Meeting, Kevin and Tamara Williams asked the RNC to get serious about engaging minorities. “Soon the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists will be holding their annual conventions. Will the RNC blow off these important minority gatherings? Again, we call upon the RNC to lead from the front and send our Party’s Chairman or a qualified representative like Raffi Williams to speak to the Convention body and then meet with the journalists attending both Conventions,” said the filmmakers.

Producer Tamara Williams said, “With unemployment being as bad as it is for African Americans and minorities in cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and Trenton… it is inconceivable why the Republican Party would not forcefully take its message to as many people as possible.” Co-Producer, Kevin Williams, went further, “The clock is running on the RNC to do what they’ve been promising for six months to start earning the black, minority and youth votes. The RNC hired Raffi Williams to play a high-profile role, yet most of our country has never heard of him. Raffi and others were hired to bring the Party of Lincoln back to its roots of inclusion. Our message is simple… Free Raffi Williams!”

The Filmmakers also stated that they are issuing this call without Raffi Williams’ assent, knowledge or request. Producer Tamara Williams stated, “No one may have asked the RNC to attend African American-centric conferences, but the RNC should make every effort to show up at these events. During the RNC Summer Meeting next month in Boston, RNC staff should be publicly meeting with minorities in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood to show they are serious about inclusion and preparing our Party for the future America to come.”

For more information or to contact Kevin and Tamara Williams, Producers of FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN, please e-mail them at press@fearofablackrepublican.com or phone at (609).635.9750. The film’s website is www.fearofablackrepublican.com.

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More Info:

fobrTo view FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN’s trailers or get more film information, please visit www.fearofablackrepublican.com. MEDIA ONLY – For interviews or stories, please contact the film’s Producer – Tamara Williams via e-mail at producer@fearofablackrepublican.com or (609)-656-7887. The filmmakers can also be contacted via social media on Twitter (@FearOfABlackRep) and Facebook (Fear Of A Black Republican).

The film and its filmmakers have received Print, TV and Radio coverage from the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Current TV’s The War Room With Jennifer Granholm, BET News, LA Weekly, Huffington Post Live, Christian Broadcasting Network’s The Brody Files, Al Jazeera’s INSIDE STORY, the Mark Davis Radio Show, Steve Deace Show, Michael Eric Dyson Show, Bob Grant Show, Chris Stigall Show, Victoria Taft Show, The Voice of Russia, Politisite and many others.

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Streaming the third and final Presidential debate live with a focus on Foreign Policy

Tonight Politisite will be streaming the third and final Presidential debate live with a focus on Foreign Policy.  The debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will begin at 9 p.m. eastern time and 6 p.m. pacific at Lynn University in Baca Raton, Florida.

The moderator will be Bob Schieffer of CBS News.

Topics will include, but not limited to:

  •     America’s role in the world
  •     Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
  •     Red Lines – Israel and Iran
  •     The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
  •     The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
  •     The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World

Watch the Debate here

 

Watch the Presidential Town Hall Debate Live Online Streaming, iPhone, UStream, Youtube

Watch 2012 Presidential Town Hall Debate Live Online Tonight October 16, 2012 with Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Moderator Candy Crowley   from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y

Hofstra University is hosting DebateWatch events for people to attend on campus. Several web sites will live-stream video of the debates, including the Debate at Hofstra University on October 16th, along with commentary and analysis. These links are provided as a convenience and do not represent any guarantees or endorsements on the part of Hofstra University.

via Follow the Debate Online – Debate 2012 – Hofstra University.

This is the most comprehensive Guide to watching the Second Presidential Debate online live via smartphone apps or live streaming available anywhere on the Web. Follow the Debate Online – Debate 2012 – Hofstra University – We are sure you will be able to find a feed of the debate that meets your viewing needs.

Politisite

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YouTube

YouTube  will be streaming the debate live on YouTube. You can either use the new YouTube app on your iPhone, or visit YouTube with Safari. The YouTube app is not yet optimized for the iPhone 5 or iPad, so if you’re on one of these devices, you’ll definitely want to use Safari.
Free – Download NowUstream

On Ustream, PBS will be providing their own live stream of the Presidential Debate on the PBS NewsHour Stream that you can watch on your iPhone or iPad with the free Ustream iPhone and iPad app. On your iPad, you can also choose to watch the live stream in Safari on Ustream’s website — Ustream’s website does not fully support the iPhone, though. This is unfortunate, because just like YouTube, the Ustream app does not support the iPhone 5, yet. So if you’re using an iPhone 5, I do not recommend watching the Presidential Debate on Ustream.
Free – Download Now

NPR

Not as interested in watching the Presidential debate as you are hearing it? NPR News will be streaming the audio of the debate to local NPR stations as well as their iPhone and iPad apps. NPR will also include commentary and chat during the debate on their website.
Free for iPhone – Download NowFree for iPad – Download NowWatching the debate now? Feel free to leave your personal commentary about it in the comments below!

CNN

America’s Choice 2012: Presidential debatePresident Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney face off tonight in a “town hall” debate from the campus of Hofstra University. Watch CNN.com/live for all your election coverage.

C-SPAN

President Obama and Mitt Romney meet tonight for the second of three presidential debates. Tonight’s format is a town hall style debate with undecided voters in the audience asking the questions to the candidates. The 90-minute debate will be moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley and is taking place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

via 2012 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates | Campaign 2012 | C-SPAN.

Fox News Live – Video – Fox News

Live Coverage of the Presidential Debate with Harris Faulkner and Rick Folbaum. We’ll get reaction from Chris Stirewalt, Brad Blakeman, Doug Schoen, and Lanny Davis. Join the live chat

via Fox News Live – Video – Fox News.

Univision  – Debate Coverage in Spanish

Segundo Debate Presidencial 2012

via UnivisionNoticias.com – YouTube.

Yahoo News -The Voice of

  1. Explore the IssuesEducate yourself on the 11 most pertinent issues in the 2012 debates and star what’s important to you.
  2. Voice Your ViewTake a stance on the issues and see how you compare to others.
  3. Watch the DebatesSee the debates live and become a more informed voter.

Via Yahoo.com

 

America Online Line –  AOL

CBS – CBS News UStream Channel

How to Watch Presidential Debates on Your Mobile

YouTube will stream the all three presidential debates, and the vice presidential debate, on its Elections Hub . Commentary before and after the debate at the University of Denver will be hosted on all YouTube election partner channels such as  ABC, Al JazeeraEnglish, BuzzFeed, Univision and the Wall Street Journal.

via How to Watch Presidential Debates on Your Mobile | TechNewsDaily.com.

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Politisite Political Projections: Florida Primary January 31, 2012

Politisite Political Projections: Florida Primary January 31, 2012

Politisite provides projections based on a Momentum modality similar to that used in projecting stock prices. Politisite does NOT endorse any candidate during the primary process. Further, we do not receive funding from any political campaign. Having said that, here are our projections for the Florida Primary for January 31, 2012

Read the rest at  Politisite Political Projections: Florida Primary January 31, 2012 | Politisite.

Politisite Political Projections: New Hampshire Primary January 10, 2012

Politisite provides projections based on a Momentum modality similar to that used in projecting stock prices. Politisite does NOT endorse any candidate during the primary process. Further, we do not receive funding from any political campaign. Having said that, here are our projections for the New Hampshire Primary for January 10, 2012

  1. Mitt Romney – 40%  (+23)

See the rest of the numbers at Politisite Political Projections: