National daily news site launched by nonprofit

Peter Dunn has launched a national news aggregator:

Screenhunter_03_apr_13_2209The Daily Source, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the public, has launched the beta of a news Web site that brings high-quality news and information from around the Internet to the public daily in a single place.

“We scour the web for high quality material – so our readers don’t have to,” explained founder Peter Dunn. “Most people don’t have 20 hours in their day to spend searching for high-quality news, so we do the work and put it in one spot for them.”

Editors at scan over one thousand publications including daily newspapers, television network sites, news magazines, journals, blogs and others. also gives readers easy access to establish links to other news sources, including local papers, a favorite sports site, or any sites of their choosing. The site allows seamless contact with members of the media and elected officials, and information on over 850,000 non-profits one can donate to or volunteer for.

Readers have the ability to rate the quality of articles they read, volunteer in various ways, email articles to friends, or submit links to articles they think are worthy of consideration for the front page. With all the features and opportunities for interaction, represents a new experience for news readers.

The site has a paid staff of experienced journalists from around the U.S. including Yvonne Lee, who prior to joining the Daily Source won an Emmy for her work covering September 11 for CNN, and Vince Winkel, who has won 20 awards for excellence in broadcast and online journalism while working for places like CBS, NPR, CNN, and the BBC.

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