INDIE MUSIC NEWS - News Application for Citizen Journalists
INDIE MUSIC NEWS - News Application for Citizen Journalists
IMN is creating a mobile application for news collection that helps mentor 'Journalists' and aids in developing great stories!
IMN is creating a mobile application for news collection that helps mentor 'Journalists' and aids in developing great stories! Read more
We all share a common issue; main stream journalism is in crisis mode! Funding serious well researched topics is not easy! We are being feed constant garbage and news reporting is in decline like it or not. That does not mean that great news reporting not happening, what is being covered is in decline!
We can add to the issue or be part of the solution! Our solution puts the writers and journalist first and develops a new funding platform for artists, writers and journalists. This is your chance to discuss options live at kickstarter!
With small steps we can achieve big goals!
Darrin Nupuf has proposed a real option to change how journalism is funded. Not by a big system, through a community networking solution. Proimages Communications is ready to lead the way and build the application to make it work! Our vision for an open source 'wordpress plugin' that other sites can build on is a huge step forward. It's just a simple first step for us!
Indie Music News is venturing into a new media frontier. We have all been inspired by cutting edge media giants such as CNN, ROLLING STONE and WIRED MAGAZINE, who invigorated an industry through their boldness and courage to raise the bar.
This is the first step towards building real tools and solutions like:
- Help with story development and formatting
- Fact checking story content and links
- Archiving story elements through a secured platform
- Mentoring young writers and developing an editorial Committee
- Distribution network and revenue reports
- News reader application (personal)
- Open source Wordpress plugin
We will develop this application to build and present topics with a modern visual design and layout. We can deliver aggregated news topics to numerous devices while intertwining them with social networking sites. This app is guaranteed to uplift arts and news communities worldwide. This provides many new avenues for the arts, bands, musicians, movements, causes and cover stories. Our journalists will gain exposure through easily accessible sharing outlets.
With the creation of an innovative independent news service and mobile news application, we're filling the gaps that have widened throughout the main stream media reporting community. Today content is king and truth has been lost within the crevices of modern reporting. IMN will leap frog to the front of the curve with a visionary open source news platform. This unique mission is determined to push the boundaries by assisting 'Independent Journalists' through the process of developing stories, fact checking, layout, design, revenues and distribution.
Main web site - http://IndieMusicNews.com
The Wide Angle Perspective
In general, IMN feels the overall mainstream news organizations have become biased to fulfill their own personal agendas and limit exposure to controlled information reporting. A hundred varieties of selective truth techniques that saturate the marketplace for manipulation of our communities, while eliminating the real stories that never see the light of day. Some of these methods include; bribery, lobbying, coercion, fact manipulation, as well as self-serving sources determined to regurgitate repetitious news reports. We all can concur that mass media is permanently scarred by this disdain and distorted by a minority that are driven by profits and political gains.
This is why IMN is taking a stand and developing this mobile news platform that puts a new wave of independent reporting at the people’s fingertips. We pride ourselves on partnering with non-traditional avenues such as Kickstarter, due to its unbiased nature and structure. We believe it lays the power at the doorsteps of real people whom want to make a difference. This is a great opportunity to help the IMN movement and establish a home for ‘journalists’.
IMN is about real stories for real people without the mainstream control mechanisms.
IMN’s mobile music and news application will assist ‘Journalists’ to collaborate on topics by providing this dedicated platform. We provide the essential resources to put their voices in front of viewers in a well formatted and easily accessible way. As an open framework, sites from across the web can collaborate and partner with IMN on developing topics through tie-ins. The framework will use Cloud applications like Google drive and Dropbox solutions. We will also add our own storage solutions and provide an additional level of protection for high priority stories.
IMN’s journalist's will focus on covering current news within their local communities such as; events, charities, cover stories, special interest topics and live breaking news. The application will instantly inform our editors, along with our research teams, to jump into action by developing the story and assimilate the content into an elegant design for an intuitive user experience. The application will share the content with global news agencies and social networks while building revenue for the journalism teams.
We see the Kickstarter backers as an ‘Instrumental Component’ in bringing the IMN vision to fruition and jump starting this collaborative crusade. Beyond this first step, the mobile application will be designed to evolve through incremental updates implemented as custom features. We envision future developments to include IMN news teams in a virtual news network. The application will offer advanced privacy options to document and archive data into a secured database in real time to preserve the efficiency and integrity of the stories being reported. Quality is our main objective on all fronts and will always remain a top priority with IMN in building a brighter more vocal future.
STEP #1 - Public review of goals and objectives - 1-2 weeks
STEP #2 - Build a mock up and specification for design and functionality 2-3 weeks
STEP #3 - Build first web applications and launch beta testing phase with round #1 goals and functionality testing 2-3 months
STEP #4 - Finish beta cycle and prepare for public release of wordpress plugin, followed by public release of mobile applications 1-3 months.
What do our backers get?
First, the IMN executive team thanks YOU for your time and consideration to become an exciting part of history. We are eager to have YOU on board our editorial team as part of the IMN collaborative. YOU help co-create a new model and YOU will be a part of a developing a future destined for greatness! We have many future plans for YOU to grow with us as we build out the IMN brand!
Every backer will be personally acknowledged on our backer/sponsor page of the IMN platform. All backers over $25 will receive a limited edition executive sponsorship pack produced exclusively for Kickstarter backers.
IMN’s backers who invest $250 will receive a custom Hoodie, our investor sponsorship package and limited edition coffee mug. YOU get to drink down the satisfaction and achievement of being part of a massively important movement! When this Kickstarter is funded, YOU can share in the knowledge that your money is helping to build a groundbreaking forum where open information, communication, and collaboration becomes possible.
CHECK OUT THE SUPER-FLY shirts and hats made just for our backers! Sponsorships and long term advertising placements will also be included in our offers.
Sponsorship and long term advertising placements will also be included in our offers.
For more info check out our Kickstarter FAQ page
Darrin Nupuf and the IMN Team
Risks and challenges
Many Kickstarter projects encounter fulfillment issues. Our project is running now and providing promotion rewards before we even end the fundraiser.
Darrin Nupuf has been designing web applications for over ten years and has built a number of large scale sites and solutions. Companies like Workrite.com (a division of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.) and Beverly International have been running successfully for years on his shopping cart frameworks. Darrin hosts over 200 web sites on 3 Linux servers and specializes in building Wordpress solutions. We made sure all of our offers for backers are in reach and can be provided on time.
We are building a new wordpress pluging and synced mobile application from the ground up. You are a part of that process during each phase from development to completion. This application will help solve problems with collecting and publishing stories. This modular application will work independently of the major systems and will search private data sources and offer research assistance, peer review and revenue solutions. Involving the backers in each step of the development process is a unique challenge we are looking forward to.
We have an application development team ready to start this project soon as our Kickstarter is funding is confirmed. With funds we can expand our team with goals like; a TV show, radio show and published magazine!
DO YOU HAVE A WORKING PROTOTYPE? YES!
The original http://Musicgroups.tv mockup - This interactive prototype was built in 1999 and shows the type of interactivity we can bring to this project. This 12yr old flash based sample still works on most mobile devices except apple mobile. We plan to redesign the project with new standards for apple tablets and future devices. The first version will work as a combined mobile application and Wordpress plug-in. The early prototype is estimated to be available in 2-3 months from successful funding. The final version is estimated for June 2013 release.
Thank you for helping to support Independent Music and News! By the People. For the People. To the People!
Darrin Nupuf - CEO PROIMAGES COMMUNICATIONS
- (45 days)