January 25, 2011

Digital Journal, a global digital media news network, released data today showing strong growth in its online and mobile divisions.

Regarded as a pioneer and leader in crowd-sourcing and user-generated content, Digital Journal has 30,000 professional and citizen journalists, bloggers, photographers and freelancers in 200 countries around the world.

Today, the company released the following information related to growth:

Mobile growth

* Mobile website and smartphone apps attracting more than half-a-million pageviews per month and growing.
* Smartphone apps launched in mid December 2010 for Android, Apple, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices in partnership with Polar Mobile.
* Smartphone apps downloaded 35,000 times since launch, currently growing by more than 5,000 downloads per day.
* Interactive mobile website (m.digitaljournal.com) allows anyone to post news, blogs, images and more from their smartphone.

Online growth

* Attracting millions of readers, doubling year-over-year entirely by word of mouth.
* Crowd-sourcing content from 30,000 members in 200 countries around the world.
* Paid out more than $100,000 to outside contributors so far.
* Digital Journal has published more than 100,000 news articles and 65,000 images from contributors in every major metropolis around the globe.
* Editors make more than 200 appearances on national TV, radio and in print each year.

Future of Media events

* Digital Journal is now running a semi-annual conference called Future of Media, a speaker series dedicated to discussing the future of media.
* Past speakers include executives from Facebook, Global News, CBC, CTV and more.
* Sponsors have included Dell, Rogers, Canada Newswire, Queensway Audi and more.
* Every event has sold-out, hitting capacity before doors open.
* Future of Media events widely regarded as must-see media events for executives in media, advertising and PR.

"Digital Journal is excited about its strong growth and global reach," said Chris Hogg, CEO of Digital Journal, Inc. "With a content platform that is proprietary and automated, we're currently looking at a number of potential strategic partnership opportunities."

For more information at http://www.digitaljournal.com

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