People Powered News Network Launched by Care2

A revolutionary “Care2 News Network” turns the top-down model of traditional news media on its head and puts editorial control in the hands of Care2’s 5 million members. Civic-minded participants post online news stories and can vote to determine which issues get front page coverage.

“Many Americans believe big media does not pay enough attention to important stories on human rights, the environment or progressive politics,” observed Randy Paynter, Care2’s Founder and CEO. “The Care2 News Network addresses that need by giving the power to our members to decide which stories make the front page for maximum reach and influence with Care2’s millions of news-hungry members.”

The Care2 News Network goes beyond other “web 2.0” news aggregators such as,, and to focus exclusively on issues of importance to progressives – for which the people-powered news distribution model is uniquely suited – while integrating with Care2’s large existing social network.

“In the old media the ‘news network’ consists of controlled subsidiaries and syndicates. For Care2, the ‘news network’ is you, your friends, and other leading progressive thinkers on Care2,” Paynter noted. Members of Care2’s online community are able to view stories submitted and recommend by their friends, or see what the entire Care2 Network believes is most noteworthy.

The news service is the latest extension to the existing “Care2 Share” social media platform, which enables anyone to publish and share their own blogs, recipes, polls, photos and other interesting content.

Care2 empowers people to make a difference with every visit to by providing news, social networking, healthy living solutions, free click to donate sites, online petitions, activist opportunities, eco-shopping and free member services such as email and e-cards for its 5 million members.

Care2 supports the efforts of more than 150 leading nonprofit organizations such as Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society, Amnesty International, Women’s Funding Network, Children International, Consumers Union, MercyCorps and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Care2’s affiliated site,, has hundreds of petitions supporting a wide range of environmental and progressive issues.

Alan Gray is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of NewsBlaze Daily News and other online newspapers. He prefers to edit, rather than write, but sometimes an issue rears it’s head and makes him start hammering away on the keyboard.

Content Expertise

Alan has been on the internet since it first started. He loves to use his expertise in content and digital marketing to help businesses grow, through managed content services. After living in the United States for 15 years, he is now in South Australia. To learn more about how Alan can help you with content marketing and managed content services, contact him by email.

Technical Expertise

Alan is also a techie. His father was a British soldier in the 4th Indian Division in WWII, with Sikhs and Gurkhas. He was a sergeant in signals and after that, he was a printer who typeset magazines and books on his linotype machine. Those skills were passed on to Alan and his brothers, who all worked for Telecom Australia, on more advanced signals (communications). After studying electronics, communications, and computing at college, and building and repairing all kinds of electronics, Alan switched to programming and team building and management.

He has a fascination with shooting video footage and video editing, so watch out if he points his Canon 7d in your direction.