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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a Denver-based network of aggregated local websites with posts written by thousands of freelancers.

Examiner.com, which was , , often locally based, that are typically made up of aggregated parts from other websites, often building on widely searched-for topics. Its unedited articles are written by .

Examiner.com is a part of the Clarity Digital Group, which is owned by billionaire entrepreneur , who also owns the , and .

Examiner.com was among the web’s fastest-growing news sites in 2009, largely in appearing near the top of Google searches. It now operates in in the United States and Canada.

Examiner.com has for its writers’ , which is , as well as its . Its writers have also been . In April 2011, it responded to that criticism by producing a about its content quality that proposed offering quality-based incentives for writers.

In 2009, Examiner.com , a Vancouver-based global citizen journalism site launched in 2005, . The two outlets separate sites, and NowPublic in early 2010. NowPublic to the Associated Press from 2008 to 2009, before it was purchased by Examiner.com.

In December 2011, Examiner.com for CBS Local Digital Media sites.

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DNAinfo (short for Digital Network Associates) is an online local news organization covering Manhattan and Chicago. The site was founded in November 2009 by Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, who also provides its funding. The original New York site had an editorial staff of about 45┬áin March 2013 and it includes both neighborhood-level sites and broader…

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