Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz has paid about $25 million for a Canadian company, NowPublic, which hosts unpaid citizen journalists in 140 countries, according to

Anschutz, who paid $10.7 million for the Examiner in 2004, plans to use the Vancouver-based NowPublic to further his brand of citizen journalism sites,, where bloggers (or “examiners”) are paid based on how many hits they get.

NowPublic says it has citizen journalists in 140 countries, while the claims to have 13,000 examiners in 20 markets across the U.S.

Bay Area Media News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>