When we started down the road of building a conservative news aggregator to compete with sites like Drudge Report, we knew we needed firepower. After all, Drudge has billions of pageviews and dozens of years on us, so any form of “competition” would require more than just cloning and hoping for the best.
We decided early on that there were certain things we could do to be better. First, we wanted original content. People appreciated educated and fresh perspectives, so getting writers together to discuss the news and report it appropriately through a lens of conservative reality made sense.
The other thing we needed more than anything was the best work ethic in the industry. That meant staying on top of the news, bringing it to light faster, and having a willingness to look deeper into things than most journalists would. Early on, this was easy. Over time, things happened that prevented me from being able to fulfill the commitment. Personal challenges popped up (new baby with a major heart defect due later this month!), but the most time-consuming factor was development of the Federalist Party. Things have accelerated much more quickly with the party than I ever expected.
We called on you, the readers and supporters of this site, to help us hire writers and editors who could fill the gap. Today, I’m pleased to announce that your contributions have yielded their first fruits: we hired Steve Berman as our new Managing Editor. You may have read his stories on places like The Resurgent and The Stream among others. Now, he’s bringing his talents to TNA as well.
The battle isn’t over. I still need to be able to get him assistance and to sustain his commitment to TNA long-term, so the call for help is still extremely valid. If anything, it’s now more important than ever to get support. We must be able to build a strong and robust aggregator and news site. To do this, we need the aforementioned firepower. Steve’s the first new missile we’re adding to the ship.
As always, we need writers as well. We’re not in a position to pay them yet, but the goal is to grow the site to the point that we can reimburse people for their efforts. In the meantime, we’re still looking for volunteers who want a place where their voice can be heard. Please email [email protected] if you’re interested.
Steve is ushering in the next level of awesomeness we need at The New Americana and America itself. You’ll soon see design changes, perhaps a new logo, fresh content, and a lot more updates than we’ve had in the recent past. We’re excited to start this next chapter.