For Immediate Release
Media Matters Launches Redesigned Website
Progressive Media Watchdog Beefs Up Online Presence
its official website, MediaMatters.org,
revealing a new, more user-friendly layout and a page for personalized content.
Along with the redesigned website, efforts were already under way to enhance Media Matters' presence on important
social-media networks and to engage the online community with new tools
designed to spark conversation and action.
"Media Matters has always strived to stay
on the cutting edge of Internet technology to engage the public in our mission
to fight conservative misinformation and remain the leading progressive media
watchdog," said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. "The
launch of our redesigned website is a testament to that."
the new features at the new MediaMatters.org
NEW Layout: MediaMatters.org is now broken into more
useful, understandable sections. All video clips are on our MMtv page, up-to-the-minute commentary can be found on our newly
enhanced media blog, County Fair, and day-to-day breaking
research is gathered on our Latest
NEW Personalized Content: At
users can set up customized email alerts and RSS feeds, manage email subscriptions, and track conversations from the various
comments sections on the website. So, if all you want is new research on Bill
O'Reilly, The New York Times, or climate change, for example, you can sign
up to receive emails or an RSS feed tailored specifically to those subjects.
Since the beginning of the year, Media Matters' embeddable video players (also
known as MMtv) have been viewed tens of millions of times both on the Media Matters website and on other
blogs and websites. Media Matters has
also made tremendous inroads on YouTube. This
month alone, two Media Matters YouTube videos, Fox Crops and 100 Days of "Fair
& Balanced" have
generated more than 200,000
and 150,000 views, respectively -- significant
- Social Networks: Since the beginning of the year, membership
on Media Matters' Facebook
fanpage has grown by 1,500 percent, while Media
Matters' Twitter following has grown by more
than 1,000 percent. Media Matters
content is being "re-tweeted" by
thousands of people to their own personal networks, reaching an exponential audience each month.
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