Ozy.com

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http://www.ozy.com/

MISSION
“Instead of bringing you yet another news site pulling together the latest stories from across the Web, we wanted to give you something better. We wanted to give you a news site you actually loved.

From the start, we promised only original content, focused not simply on where the world is but, more importantly, where the world is going. And every morning, we set out to profile the people, places, trends and technology that are ahead of their time and worthy of yours.”

APPROACHES
Unique Articles (more than 200 first time “ahead-of-the-curve” covers), Diverse Sections, Concise Daily Briefings, Quick Conveniency, Renowned Contributors/Curators, Videos, Photos, Podcasts, and Social Media

DESIGN
LOOK AND FEEL
Minimal and young, easily navigable, consistent color schemes, popping images and video stills, defined sections

PAGE ZONES
Home page, navigation system, Presidential Daily Briefing page, Sections page, Videos page, articles, Archive
*see site

CONTENT
SECTIONS
Rising Stars / Provocateurs, Fast Forward, Good Sh*t, Flashbacks, POV (Point of View), True Story, Acumen, Performance, Wildcard
*see site for descriptions

EDITORIAL FLOW
Presidential Daily Brief, 6-10 new articles each day, inconsistent high profile curators

MULTIMEDIA
Photos/thumbnails on every page
Different video series (all with matching articles) – http://www.ozy.com/video/series
There is audio for every PDB
OZY is live on NPR – http://www.ozy.com/ozy-on-npr

SOURCING
Every photo is credited, original sources for PDBs are given credit

DATA AND FACTS
SITE HISTORY
Launched in September 2013, backed by Steve Job’s widow
Founded by former MSNBC news anchor, journalist, and businessman Carlos Watson
Employees from backgrounds that range from Yahoo, VICE, USA Today, Goldman Sachs, CNN and more
Headquarters are in Mountain View, California, with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City

FUNDING
Investors: Laurene Powell Jobs, angel investor Ron Conway, Google’s chief legal officer David C. Drummond, Axel Springer AG
Paid Events: TED Talks (http://www.ozy.com/good-sht/keep-talking/2753) and  Public Interviews (http://www.ozy.com/wildcard/ozy-events-are-coming-to-you/6693)

TRAFFIC
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SOCIAL
https://www.facebook.com/Ozy
http://www.twitter.com/Ozy
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