Vancouver’s own NowPublic announced today that they has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award in the “Advanced Media: Interactivity” category. This marks the first time that a user-generated news site has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award. Winners will be announced at the 52nd Annual New York Emmy Awards Gala on March 29th.
NowPublic’s Emmy nomination recognizes the recent launch of its proprietary Scan technology, a new tool that contextualizes and geolocates information from various unconventional sources, including microblogs, and makes it accessible to a general news consuming audience. What’s Scan? Check out this instructional video to learn more.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. To date, the company has received over $10 Million in funding from Rho Ventures, Rho Canada, Brightspark, GrowthWorks and members of the New York Angels.