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NewsBreak Awarded the iF Design Award 2022 for Innovative Communications Design

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Friday, April 22, 2022 - 4:00pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsBreak, the nation's leading local news app, has been awarded an iF Design Award for excellent design in the communications discipline.

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  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsBreak, the nation's leading local news app, has been awarded an iF Design Award for excellent design in the communications discipline.
  • NewsBreak was recognized for the company's innovative technology designed to surface the most relevant local news and information for our users by a 132-member jury, made up of global, independent experts.Each year the Hannover, Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world's oldest independent design organization, organizes the iF Design Award.
  • NewsBreak is an intelligent local news app that helps people connect, stay informed, and thrive in their communities.
  • Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design.

NewsBreak Announces National Launch of Contributor Network to Fill Local News Gaps

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsBreak, the nation's leading local news app, announced today the national launch of the Contributor Network, which will utilize the company's  technological capabilities to provide local news coverage in communities across the U.S. that are underrepresented by traditional media. NewsBreak has identified news deserts as an opportunity market – more than 200 counties in the U.S. have no local paper and half of all U.S. counties have only one. 

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  • The Contributor Network is currently operating in Denver, Colorado, where NewsBreak reporters have published exclusive stories on local issues.
  • The NewsBreak Contributor Network will feature independent journalists, who report on breaking and developing local news, and " Community Voices ", local creators who will highlight the goings-on of their town or city.
  • Local NewsBreak team members will provide editorial review of stories by Reporters participating in the Contributor Network.
  • Its long-term vision is to be the world's largest intelligent local information platform, connecting and empowering local users, local content creators, and local advertisers.

Longtime LinkedIn Head of Product Kevin Simon Joins NewsBreak

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

In nine years at LinkedIn, Simon exhibited effectiveness as a product leader who can marshal both core functionality and innovative platform expansions.

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  • In nine years at LinkedIn, Simon exhibited effectiveness as a product leader who can marshal both core functionality and innovative platform expansions.
  • He also led the LinkedIn site redesign, as well as both international product and data teams.
  • "Kevin is a top-notch product leader who is a tremendous addition to our team," said NewsBreak founder and CEO Jeff Zheng.
  • "Joining NewsBreak is an energizing opportunity to help build the next phase of a product that has already seen immense success," said Simon.

Emmy & Peabody Award-Winning Producer Jim Bell Joins NewsBreak Executive Team

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 4:30pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsBreak , the nation's leading local news app, announced today that Emmy-award winning producer Jim Bell has joined the company's leadership team as Vice President of Strategy.

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  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsBreak , the nation's leading local news app, announced today that Emmy-award winning producer Jim Bell has joined the company's leadership team as Vice President of Strategy.
  • He has a Peabody Award, and is a 24-time Emmy winner, including awards for News, Sports, Primetime, Daytime, & Spanish Language.
  • NewsBreak was founded in Silicon Valley in 2015 by former Yahoo executive Jeff Zheng and launched its mobile app in 2016.
  • To download NewsBreak or to learn how to join our fast-growing team, please visit www.newsbreak.com/about .

NewsBreak Added Almost 1,000 Trusted Local Publications in 2021

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 6:46pm

956 publications, including local news tv and radio stations, partnered with and joined the NewsBreak platform last year alone.

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  • 956 publications, including local news tv and radio stations, partnered with and joined the NewsBreak platform last year alone.
  • NewsBreak connects and empowers local users, local content contributors, and local businesses at scale, with the goal of helping people everywhere live safer, more vibrant, more truly connected lives.
  • These additional publications will help bring a greater density of local journalism to millions of NewsBreak users across the country.
  • Its long-term vision is to be the world's largest intelligent local information platform, connecting and empowering local users, local content creators, and local advertisers.

NewsBreak Rebrands as Shep Digital Solutions

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:45pm

NewsBreak Media Networks, a digital shopper marketing platform for the fuel and convenience retail industry that converts fuel-only customers to multi-product purchasers, is now Shep Digital Solutions .

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  • NewsBreak Media Networks, a digital shopper marketing platform for the fuel and convenience retail industry that converts fuel-only customers to multi-product purchasers, is now Shep Digital Solutions .
  • While NewsBreak started primarily as a forecourt media company, Shep offers comprehensive digital shopper marketing solutions.
  • Our customizable platform helps convenience stores turn fuel-only customers into in-store, multi-product purchasers, said Brian Nelson, president of Shep Digital Solutions.
  • Shep Digital Solutions offers comprehensive digital shopper marketing solutions for the fuel and convenience retail industry that maximize retailer profit.

NewsBreak Announces addition of Xana O'Neill to Leadership Team as Head of Original Content

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:01pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsBreak, the nation's leading local news app, announced today that Emmy-winning media executive Xana O'Neill has joined the NewsBreak team as Head of Original Content. She will help the company expand and elevate its original content offerings, including its new Creator Program, leveraging NewsBreak's numerous technological innovations.

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  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NewsBreak, the nation's leading local news app, announced today that Emmy-winning media executive Xana O'Neill has joined the NewsBreak team as Head of Original Content.
  • She will help the company expand and elevate its original content offerings, including its new Creator Program, leveraging NewsBreak's numerous technological innovations.
  • "NewsBreak is thrilled that Xana has joined our team," said founder and CEO of NewsBreak Jeff Zheng.
  • O'Neill was previously Head of News for Snapchat, where she oversaw content and editorial for more than 290 million daily users.

Saving Local News By Keeping It Free

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:16pm

When local news is tied up behind paywalls, those who need access to their community news the most will be left out.

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  • When local news is tied up behind paywalls, those who need access to their community news the most will be left out.
  • Getting people to pay for local news would seem to be a way out of the financial box local news companies find themselves trapped in.
  • "Local people supporting local business supporting local news is a winner all the way around.
  • Local News Network produces and distributes local video news stories in underserved news communities throughout the U.S. and paves the way for local businesses to connect with local customers.

NewsNation Announces Major Programming Expansion Launching September 27

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Monday, July 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

NewsNation , Nexstar Media Inc.s (Nasdaq: NXST) wholly-owned cable network reaching 75 million U.S. television households, today announced a major expansion of its programming, adding 26 hours of news, analysis, and talk to the networks weekly schedule.

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  • NewsNation , Nexstar Media Inc.s (Nasdaq: NXST) wholly-owned cable network reaching 75 million U.S. television households, today announced a major expansion of its programming, adding 26 hours of news, analysis, and talk to the networks weekly schedule.
  • Beginning September 27, NewsNations new programming line-up will include DAN ABRAMS LIVE, airing weeknights from 8 p.m.
  • Following the expansion, the networks weekly original programming will increase from 19 hours at its launch in September 2020, to a total of 55 hours of live news, analysis, and talk every week.
  • Also launching on September 27 is MORNING IN AMERICA, NewsNations live three-hour national morning newscast airing from 7 a.m.

NewsON, the Nation’s Largest OTT Local News Service, Enhances Viewer Experience with Redesign, Upgrades and Platform Expansion

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

NewsON, the nation's largest streaming service for local news content, today announced it has completed the relaunch of its product offering across all supported platforms.

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  • NewsON, the nation's largest streaming service for local news content, today announced it has completed the relaunch of its product offering across all supported platforms.
  • The NewsON redesign builds upon the established user experience while creating a deeper connection to the communities consumers value most.
  • Viewers can watch live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from NewsON participating stations on NewsON.us , all from a computer or mobile screen.
  • Over the last 12 months, NewsON has seen explosive viewer growth, as active news cycles continue to drive increasing interest in local news.