Citizen Journalism Site AllVoices Raises $3 Million

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Citizen journalism site AllVoices has raised $3 million in a funding round, we have confirmed with the company. The site lets any user contribute a piece of news and also features a stream of mainstream news content from various feeds. The user contributed coverage seems haphazard, with pieces ranging from the serious (an arrest of a man with an assault gun and map of a military base) to the political/deranged (a rant against President Obama, coupled with an image of the president as Osama Bin Laden).

But AllVoices has managed since launching in July 2008 to attract a high volume of user-generated news content; TechCrunch, which first reported on the funding, puts traffic at five million unique visitors a month.

With the new funding, AllVoices will have now raised at least $7.5 million, including $4.5 million the site received two-and-a-half years ago, while still in stealth. The new cash comes from existing investor VantagePoint Venture Partners.

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Alex Ryce

I’ve posted on the site a few times. The site gets a little clunky sometimes, and users can have some pretty heated discussions via the comments. But overall I’ve found interesting stories posted there that weren’t on some of the mainstream news sites. Although they have to be taken with a grain of salt, as it’s a potential unreliable source.

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