News24 launches MyNews24

Our local has launched a new citizen journalism portal called MyNews24. Elan Lohmann who is sitting next to me at this conference tells me that it’s doing exceedingly well attracting “100 000 unique users”. He isn’t happy with the design which is limited by the constraints of their site template and CMS, so they’ll be launching another version some time in the future. I went over to the site and it looks busy — there is quite a bit of reader interaction there. Nice to see a major online news site getting their readers involved.