As 2020 finally comes to a close, we want to thank you for being with us throughout this tough year. As a small team of seven, we are thankful for everyone who has read, shared, commented, subscribed, critiqued, reviewed, and supported us in 2020. Because of you, we have been able to build a community of 250,000+ people from a variety of nationalities and ideologies. Ground News is based in Kitchener, Ontario, but our platform is used by people in 121 countries - and counting! It’s been extremely encouraging to hear that many of you have shared our app with friends and foes alike. The larger our community grows, the less divided our world becomes.
In 2020 everything changed, but our promise to our community remains the same: to give you the full picture and keep you informed quickly, clearly, and fully.
2020 was a year of exciting new product launches, growth, and learnings. In February, we launched Ground News Pro, the paid subscriber version of our app. We’ve had thousands of users sign up for the service and use our coverage analysis tools to become better-informed newsreaders. We’ve also launched The Bias Checker Browser extension - a free tool that takes the fight against filter bubbles directly to your social media feed. Thanks to user feedback and suggestions, we’ve been able to make major updates to our app and website, and launch a few fun projects like Ground News Find and a Reddit bot!
In the new year, we plan to keep innovating on our core coverage analysis features and empower users to see how other underlying factors, like corporate ownership and industry ties, affect the news that you read. We also plan to overhaul our news feed algorithm so users from across the globe can get the news that is more pertinent to their home country. Co-creating with our community has gotten us to where we are today, so feel free to message us at any time with any ideas or feedback! We personally respond to every email we receive.
Whether you’ve been with us since day one, or last week, thanks for supporting what we do. Here’s to a great 2021!
Ground News Team
P.S- If you’re currently planning out news years resolutions, let us recommend one that’s easy to keep - a balanced news diet. Treat a friend (or yourself) to a Ground News subscription and see the news a bit clearer in 2021.