Michael Myers, CTO of NowPublic and Examiner.com, to Participate on UGCX Panel

Panel to Discuss Citizen Journalism's Impact on How People Get Information & News

Oct 21, 2009, 10:06 ET from Examiner.com

DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, announced its CTO Michael Meyers has been selected to participate on a panel at MediaBistro.com's UGCX (User Generated Content) conference. Event attendees will hear the success stories behind companies who have maximized user-generated content and the importance of building a robust community management strategy in this hyper-connected world. UGCX will take place on October 20 and 21, 2009 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

Meyers, who also serves as CTO for NowPublic, a crowd-sourcing, user-generated Website recently acquired by Examiner.com, has been involved in numerous technology start-up companies. Meyers will participate in a panel titled "The New Newsroom" with Rachel Sterne, CEO of GroundReport and Scott Karp, CEO of publish2. Moderated by Rome Hartman, executive producer of BBC World News America, the panel will discuss how user generated content sites are changing the way consumers get their news and information.

Adding to the mix, Examiner.com .com is changing the way local content is generated and consumed. Driven by almost 20,000 contributors across the U.S., Examiner.com carefully vets each of its Examiners and provides them an optimized home on the Web with access to publishing tools, Web training and a live help desk. If you have what it takes, this rapidly-growing Website is currently recruiting within each of its editions. Topics range from Entertainment to Parenting, Transportation, Recreation, Health, and hyper-local Neighborhoods coverage.

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About NowPublic

NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries. The Guardian has named NowPublic.com one of the top five most useful news sites on the Web and TIME Magazine named it one of the Top 50 Websites for 2007. NowPublic Technologies Inc. is a Vancouver-based company. The company owns and operates NowPublic, which showcases its platform for citizen journalism.

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