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Primary website:
futurity.org
Primary Twitter:
@FuturityNews

Futurity is a nonprofit news service that distributes articles about universities’ scientific research.

The site was founded in 2009 by a consortium of research universities as a way to supplement dwindling coverage of science and health research. The group includes more than 50 universities from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

The site is funded by membership fees. It uses social media to promote stories and has released a mobile app. It is populated largely by articles written by university public relations staff, which has raised questions about completeness and objectivity.

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Futurity and ‘almost-journalism’ — More knowledge is a good thing, especially when it comes from top-flight research institutions. But the launch of Futurity, a nonprofit news service specializing in science and medicine, underscores what Dan Gillmor desc...

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