Articles and editorials place a spotlight on important current events. Unfortunately, although many organizations offer meaningful ways to do something in response, these opportunities are rarely easy to find.
We bridge the gap between awareness and action. ShoutAbout.org hosts a growing community of people interested in making this connection, while national news sites and member organizations use our ShoutAbout tool to promote meaningful opportunities to do something at the bottom of political coverage and commentary.
ShoutAbout.org is a news portal that features articles and editorials from around the Web. Join our site to get engaged in issues that matter to you.
After registering, you can submit news, suggest links to help others learn more or take action, vote on other links, share to your social network, and sign up for email updates on the topics you care about. We'll send you emails with top news and links each week.
You can also track your impact through the resources you have shared with the community. Our members have inspired thousands of clicks to donate, volunteer and more.
ShoutAbout: our tool for news sites
Many media sites are losing trust, readers and revenue. In this volatile climate, it's been harder to stay true to the core mission of journalism: to inform, encourage active debate, and at best, inspire engagement with the same events that are being covered.
While comment sections often encourage venting, ShoutAbout is a bipartisan, editorially independent engagement tool that focuses on directing readers to learn more or take meaningful action in their communities. Similar to the features at this site, any reader may add, vet or vote up links that give context to the news.
To ensure quality content, approved organizations in our system like Journalist's Resource at Harvard and the United Nations Foundation are also able to promote their relevant links to learn more and take action.
ShoutAbout sets content apart, encourages sharing of user-submitted links that are then bundled with news coverage, and drives readers to a customized "Sponsored" link (sign up, join an email list, etc.) while they are thinking about the civic value of the news.
ShoutAbout partners with news sites to give organizations the opportunity to promote their links at the bottom of relevant news and commentary. ShoutAbout is loaded by people reading about, learning about and thinking about the issues that non-profits and political campaigns work on every day.
Receive real-time, hourly or daily email alerts when ShoutAbout is added to articles that match specific keywords you add to your profile;
Click through these emails to add a link and description at our site in less time than it takes to post a tweet;
Track clicks via your online profile at ShoutAbout.org or via an engagement report sent to you by email at the end of each week.
ShoutAbout can be managed by staff or volunteers. Email alerts can be customized to specific news sites so you can focus on local coverage, if you'd like. You can also subscribe to daily digests, which offer a range of links that are especially useful for universities and think tanks interested in diverse subjects.
Contact our team if you have questions or ideas on how to make ShoutAbout even more valuable for your work.
Albert C. Lai
Albert is the team lead for site design and development. He manages conceptualization of site features, development and integration along with site hosting, security, and infrastructure. With a keen thirst for knowledge, he received his bachelor's in Neuroscience from UCLA and four subsequent master's in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Public Administration, and International Relations from USC. While at USC, he also served two terms as president of the USC Graduate and Professional student body, representing more than 17,000 students and establishing a $184,000 endowment. Albert doesn't have time to watch football as he is usually too busy coding.
Mat focuses on business development and strategy. Previously, he worked as a spokesperson for American Red Cross responses and programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and that's when the crazy idea behind ShoutAbout took root. He continues to volunteer with the Red Cross as a member of the international response team. Mat went to USC and is on a leave of absence from Harvard. He can objectively say that Harvard has a better football team than UCLA.
Micah is responsible for much of the backend work of the site as well as key algorithms. Previously, he worked for 7 years at Boeing as an embedded software developer under a naval networking systems project for DDG Destroyers. It's cool stuff, but he can't talk about it. It's classified. So don't ask. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from UCLA, and his master's degree in computer science from USC. By default, whenever his alma maters are battling it out on the football field, he roots for the Bruins, hands down.