Publish2 News Exchange Wins Knight-Batten Award

Less than two months after launching Publish2 News Exchange, we’ve won a Knight-Batten Award!

News Exchange enables newspapers to create newswires for print and the Web by combining content sharing networks with alternative newswire sources.

“This is an ambitious concept that could be genuinely disruptive of existing distribution networks,” the judges said in the announcement Monday morning.

The Publish2 team would like to extend our thanks to J-Lab, the Knight Foundation, and all the judges. It’s a great honor to be recognized as we expand News Exchange and continue innovating to help news organizations best serve their audiences.

And we’re in great company! Congratulations to all the winners, including Sunlight Live, ProPublica’s Distributed Reporting project, PolitiFact’s Obameter, and Ushahidi Haiti!

Be sure to also check out the 30 notable entries, which Publish2 advisor David Cohn’s Spot.Us Community Centered Advertising and Lakewood shooting coverage (PDF) from the Seattle Times.

We look forward to meeting all the winners on Sept. 14 at the Newseum!

If you’re in town, we hope you can make it too. Register to attend for free (space is limited) and be sure to say hello.

Ready to get started In Publish2 News Exchange? Now’s the time.

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