PenzaNews website celebrates 10th anniversary
Penza, 3 September 2017. PenzaNews. On Sunday, September 3, the website of the first private independent news agency of the Penza region PenzaNews, which has operated since 2007, celebrated its 10th anniversary.
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Over a 10-year period, the website posted about 120,000 different news articles including photo coverage about events in Penza and in the region.
The PenzaNews agency has unique photographs, which already entered modern history of the region, although they recently captured only the essence of news events. It is a peculiar Penza chronicle in photographs.
Moreover, PenzaNews is the only mass medium in the Penza region that has had a regularly updated news feed in English since July 2011.
In addition to the fact that Penza news are available in two languages, the website also has blocks of interviews, opinions, reviews of events in Russia and abroad, as well as a column of analytical materials, articles, web surveys, biographies of well-known Penza residents, and other sections.
PenzaNews, which has always been confident in its own information policy, has never had censorship, forbidden topics or personalities. In preparing materials, the journalists are guided only by an internal sense of social responsibility and by an adopted in the agency work format based on the principles of accuracy, honesty and speed.
Not a single news was deleted from the PenzaNews website due to so-called "political or economic reasons" at a request of the authorities or business representatives, although such demands including in a rude manner were repeatedly received.
The editorial board of PenzaNews is proud and values the reputation of a verified, reliable and objective source of credible information.
In quantitative terms, since 2009 the number of website readers increased at least tenfold – almost to 170,000 unique users per month, the number of page views increased twelvefold and has remained at the level of over 1 million for half a year.
Each reader of the PenzaNews website visits on average 7 pages spending about 5 minutes at the Internet-resource, which is a good performance for regional news Internet resources.
All news posted by PenzaNews on the website also appear in social networks like Twitter or Facebook, as well as in the messenger Telegram. About 8,000 subscribers receive news by email.
Another important indicator is a citation index. Over many years, PenzaNews has been the most quoted mass media in the Penza region according to the Yandex company.
This indicates a high quality of the content that is produced daily by professional journalists and is of interest not only to a wide audience, but also to federal and even foreign mass media.
Correspondents of the news agency PenzaNews repeatedly covered large events that featured first persons of the state including the President of the Russian Federation, APF leader Vladimir Putin, and the Prime Minister of the country, chairman of the party "United Russia" Dmitry Medvedev.
Nowadays PenzaNews is a stable, independent media structure of a regional level that is not a member of any media holding.
PenzaNews has modern material and technical facilities including its own press centre – a comfortable business hall for holding press conferences, briefings, presentations, round table meetings, seminars and other events. Traditionally, its guests are officials, politicians, businessmen, business leaders and public figures who express their views on events taking place in the country and in the world.