Supporting Cultural Institutions

Curation of the community is more than just local news, it’s curation of the content the community creates. We’re focused on promoting the local cultural institutions creating content that enriches daily lives, so one of the missions of The Breaking News Network is to expose the real time messaging of museums, performing arts organizations, and events organizers. Simply put, […]

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Supporting Independent News through Local Syndication

  The latest news feature of The Breaking News Network is simply syndicating good national breaking news as it happens across our 350 cities in the US and Canada. But not the corporate kind associated with major networks – TV, cable and print – now run by media conglomerates. We really responded to Mike Hudack’s, former CEO of […]

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Our 400 city community service – massive national marketing for your cause

Our hashtag amplification program was set up over two years ago to give community newsmakers a voice in their cities through our 400+ city Twitter feeds. We’ve successfully been able to help over 5,000 local civic groups, nonprofits and performing arts organizations syndicate their messages across 400 communities through this program. We’ve proven we can reach over […]

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Curating long form content at the local level with Medium

The Breaking News Network curates the best news media and blog content across 400+ cities, and delivers it to our readers in real time through social media and blogs. Our mission is to syndicate the most comprehensive news about a city as it breaks from traditional local media, social media, and over 5,000 community newsmakers who access […]

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Preparing for the launch of BNN Funding

We’ll soon launch BNN Funding, the crowdfunding platform for social good that leverages The Breaking News Network to provide 350-city media and advocate marketing support for every campaign. Here’s a preview, we’ll fill in more details when we launch. BNN Funding actively supports the marketing of the crowdfund campaign The current crowdfunding model is woefully inadequate: […]

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DoSomething’s #PBJSlam campaign to stock the nation’s foodbanks

DoSomething.org is reprising their great #PBJSlam campaign to feed our hungry. Collect peanut butter and jelly, and stock the shelves of your local food bank. If you’re a local food bank participating in #PBJSlam, simply add the hashtag #PBJSlam and we’ll amplify your tweets to your city via our city feed. If it’s not retweeting, […]

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Building Localized Media Networks that syndicate great content

Today, Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff explains why Twitter should be more like cable TV where consumers can find the channels they love. Checking out content or different topics (on Twitter), like entertainment, politics, science, celebrities, gossip and technology, should be as easy as changing channels on your TV. The Breaking News Network, spanning over 400 cities, […]

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The Social Venture Network Advocate Network

Social Venture Network is a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact. The community is developing a member based advocate network that will leverage social media to communicate and promote initiatives for social good. This project is a partnership with SVN member The Breaking News Network, the largest […]

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Building Localized Advocate Networks for the Social Good across our 400 cities

What is an advocate network for social good? The advocate network is comprised of individuals, organizations and companies who support good causes using social media at the local level. For the past two years, we have supported these advocates by amplifying their community messages via our city feeds. We develop national advocate networks by curating the […]

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Building a national viral campaign with a hashtag and a massive advocate network

One of our missions is to create massive viral buzz for the social good. This post will explain how we do this by developing and promoting national hashtag based campaigns across the 400 cities in our network. On #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2013, the Twitter feeds of 350 US and Canadian cities in The Breaking News Network were responsible […]

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