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IVN is an integrated news and information network built specifically for the Internet.
IVN Team
San Diego, California
United States
1 Team Member

IVN is committed to the belief that democracy functions best when the most people participate. Today’s political climate discourages such a participatory democracy. 

Unlike traditional media outlets and elsewhere in the “blogosphere” where the diversity of viewpoints is often reduced into partisan circles, IVN actively encourages contributors and readers of differing political tendencies and social backgrounds to engage in a constructive dialogue. 

IVN is published by FIVE, a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.

The Treatment: Unfiltered News

IVN is a news and information platform that provides independent journalists, civic leaders, and even campaigns unfiltered access to the news cycle. This integrated approach generates wider search engine exposure and a broader reach to targeted audiences.

The news network was BETA tested at the end of 2011, and Phase 1 was officially launched in January 2012. Today, IVN reaches over two million people online each week. Now, we are seeking funding to bring IVN to the local level. 

The Technology: Localization

On October 17th, 2012, IVN launched the first local prototype in its hometown: IVN San Diego Edition. In the old days, starting a news outlet was out of the question; unless you were a billionaire. IVN has taken today’s technology and created a platform that is built specifically for the internet and for independent-minded contributors. We will bring this technology to other cities that share a common desire for good and diverse journalism. And it won’t take a billionaire to get us there. Just you.

The Protection: Etiquette

IVN’s reputation, credibility, and status as a news source are preserved through its adherence to a published etiquette and editorial guideline. These guidelines ensure that both contributors and readers benefit from robust and diverse content in a civil environment.

1. No personal attacks. 
2. No self-promotion. 
3. Sources must be substantiated.
4. No partisan-based attacks.

How will my pledge be used?

IVN will use funds from the Indiegogo campaign to launch the next localized IVN in a city determined by independent-minded people like you. IVN has launched a Facebook application for people to show Washington DC where partisanship doesn't work. The city with the most "pins" on January 1st, 2013, will be the host of the next IVN. But only if you help us raise the money to do it. 

Join Us

Please join us by making a pledge to IVN so that we can elevate the level of civil discourse and break down the barriers to participation in both news and politics. 

And if you haven't already, please follow us on FacebookTwitter, andGoogle+ if we haven't asked enough of you already.

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    First off, THANK YOU! Second, we will be sending you an awesome sticker with a hand written thank you card signed by the IVN team. The signatures might not be worth much, but it'll be a nice card!

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    You will be receive all of the above plus a true San Diego dinner cooked and served by the team here in America's Finest City. We fly you out. Bring your own napkins.

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