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PolicyMic Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 15, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“At PolicyMic, we’re convinced that news doesn’t need to be sterile and politics don’t need to be partisan. That’s why we’ve created the first democratic online news platform to engage millennials in debates about real issues.

At the heart of PolicyMic is our democratic system. We believe in the power of the crowd to choose the leading voices. On PolicyMic, the community decides who gets to speak. Passively reading the news is a thing of the past. The more you respond to articles, share your ideas, and accumulate ‘mics’ from others, the more you’ll be able to do and say. As you accumulate enough mics to become a PolicyMic Pundit, you’ll be given the chance to find your audience and debate your rivals.”

“Our Story,” policymic.com (accessed Aug. 15, 2013)

Mission:

“PolicyMic is all about the spirit of debate. We’re fed up with hyper-partisanship in the media and deafening and extreme media personalities on both sides. We’re giving a platform to the next generation of pundits and reporters who are ready for productive discussion and a new kind of dialogue. Success and prestige on our site won’t be driven by how loudly you speak, but by how thoughtfully you participate.

If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to see new voices challenge the so-called ‘experts.’ At PolicyMic, we’ve democratized the news. Prove yourself to your peers and you’ll become one of the defining new voices. When you make it to the top, you’ll gain access to an editor who will help improve your work.”

“Our Story,” policymic.com (accessed Aug. 15, 2013)

Other:
Private company