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Media Matters Launches Redesigned Website

Progressive Media Watchdog Beefs Up Online Presence


Media Matters for America has unveiled a major redesign of
its official website,,
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
said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. "The
launch of our redesigned website is a testament to that."

Some of
the new features at the new

  • NEW Layout: 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.
  • Video:
    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"
    generated more than 200,000
    and 150,000 views, respectively -- significant
    milestones, indeed.
  • Social Networks: Since the beginning of the year, membership
    on Media Matters' Facebook
    has grown by 1,500 percent, while Media
    ' 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.

visit Media Matters'
redesigned website, please visit:

Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.