NEWSFEED EXCLUSIVELY POPULATED BY VETTED JOURNALISTS
‘FORTH PUTS THE NEWS BACK IN NEWSFEED’
Former journalists look to bring trust back to the newsfeed.
NEW YORK, January 30, 2023 – Today, Forth launches a news feed that has the look and feel of social media but with one major difference: all of its posts come from vetted journalists.
Like popular social media feeds, Forth allows anyone to follow the reporters, outlets, and topics that most interest them. But only vetted journalists contribute to the news feed – and they must agree to an editorial policy that forbids disinformation, opinion, or leaving inaccuracies uncorrected.
“Our audience wants credible, trustworthy journalism that's easy to find and consume,” said cofounder and CEO Jared Wiener. “So, we’re putting the ‘news’ back in the newsfeed.”
At launch, Forth boasts a roster of journalists from a variety of outlets across the country, including correspondents and anchors from local and national television, reporters from local and regional newspapers, and others representing nonprofit newsrooms across the US.
Cofounders Jared Wiener and Xana O’Neill met while they were working at ABC News. The two former journalists became increasingly frustrated by how platforms handled news content and decided to build their own, using a different approach.
Available on the web at https://www.forth.news, Forth presents reporting in threads, great for showcasing breaking news coverage or one-off tidbits posted throughout the day.
Wiener is a former network TV news producer turned software developer, who previously created reporting and production tools for Disney’s media networks.
O’Neill led editorial across ABC News’ digital platforms. She then served as head of news at Snapchat before overseeing original content at AI-driven local news startup NewsBreak.
Let’s go Forth!