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The Daily Source

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Literacy
  • International
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Politics

Location

3800 S Tamiami TrailSuite 321Sarasota, FL 34239 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring the highest quality news from hundreds of sources across the Internet to the public in one place on a daily basis.

Description

We are a 21st-century news site bringing the public top quality stories, columns, editorials, photos, videos, audio, live chats and more. We are an IRS-approved 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization. Our site aims to be an important contributor in solving the problems facing our country and world by becoming the central resource on the Internet for intelligent, factual and accurate reporting. Whereas almost all publications rely on a small under-trained staff to produce a small number of stories of inconsistent quality, The DailySource chooses from all stories on the Internet. We present the public with high caliber information, news and analysis that has been chosen from over a thousand publications and is centralized in one site. The information people read is at the heart of improving the world. The site is designed to give the public the information they need to make solid decisions about what policies to support, to become more aware of key trends affecting the world, to find spiritual, recreational and cultural opportunities for themselves, to choose how to best spend their money, to learn about beneficial health news and more. The Internet is fast becoming the leading place for people to get their news. Come be on the cutting edge of it with us.

Reviews

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by Zhengxian L. (December 15, 2020)
I worked as a web developer for the DailySource. They provided very detailed tutorials to help me to get started working on the websites. It was a great experience for contributing to the world and improving my skills.
by Laura C. (May 30, 2019)
I was a Front Page News Editor for The DailySource. I deeply enjoyed working with everyone on the team and loved compiling objective and “forgotten” news stories into one outlet. In this position I learned a lot about communications, writing, editing, and about the world.
by Aswani P. from IN (September 9, 2018)
I am volunteering at DailySource as a Wordpress developer and I love every bit of it. They are very knowledgeable people and they give very clear requirements. I feel very satisfied working on their project and I am happy that I could be part of their team to help people around the world and also at the same time improve my skills. Great people to work with!
by Roxana C. from FL (September 24, 2015)
There are more events/causes to chose from. Other website have very few listings.
by Ishwarya K. (October 19, 2012)
I had a wonderful and unforgettable experience with Dailysource. The people are great and I would highly recommend volunteering for this organization any day. The training received is thorough and comprehensive and this is a good place to go to for someone looking for some experience in online publishing. You feel like you are really contributing something towards the society. Personally, I feel, I've probably gained more than I contributed!
by Tina U. (September 25, 2012)
Daily Source is a great opportunity to refresh your editing/publishing skills if you've been out of the game for awhile. Their staff is very experienced and knowledgable, the hours are flexible, and the people you work with are varied and interesting. I would recommend volunteering with them to anyone looking for experience in the online publishing world.
by Aditi K. (June 27, 2012)
The DailySource team is an absolute delight to work with. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stint here and am continuing to volunteer because of the kind of work I get to do and the satisfaction it gives me at the end of each project. Lynne and Rachel are wonderful leaders and have guided me through each project, addressing all my questions and concerns promptly. With this volunteer opportunity, I understood the functioning of a news website and I'm now drawn to a career in this field.
by Lorraine S. from Queensland, AU (March 20, 2012)
Great opportunity to learn or use your editing skills and use the AP Stylebook. You will be providing copyediting services on the live DailySource webpages providing you with hands on experience of copyediting. Excellent training program...very thorough. DailySource provide very clear instructions on how they wish their pages to be edited and what you should be focussing on. I had various questions about the editing process and came across several scenarios that I wasn't quite sure how to manage. I directed all my questions to the Managing Editor who always replied to my questions in a timely manner and provided very clear and concise answers to my questions. This opportunity helped to build my skills and knowledge of copyediting.
by Barbara E. (March 20, 2012)
Daily Source is a professional organization that relies on volunteers to publish a rich, correct and entertaining online newspaper. As a copy editor for six months, I relished the experience of editing on deadline and suggesting changes or corrections. Best of all, the feedback was frequent and clear and the tools provided were excellent. I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn or sharpen editing skills while staying informed.
by Brian L. (January 16, 2012)
It was fun volunteering at Daily Source. The volunteers there are knowledgeable, competent in what they do and very nice people. Management is professional and helpful enough in facilitating work for a strong page, but not so much as to not allow creativity. I highly recommend volunteering here because each manager has years of experience and insight in journalism. I truly felt that I was working in a professional organization. The training was thorough, and trainers are the managers themselves so it was easy to ask questions and have them answered right away. Expectations are provided as a rough guide on how much a volunteer should accomplish, but results vary because volunteers are free to publish the work they believe is of the best quality. That's what makes the experience that much more involved and part of something where people are making a difference by individual as well as team effort. I've gained an enormous amount of knowledge, skill and interest for journalism here at DS.
by Joanne P. (November 14, 2011)
The Daily Source staff and volunteers are all wonderful to work with. The administrators do a great job of training volunteers. They communicated very clearly throughout my experience with them and were always quick to respond to questions. I really enjoyed working as a content editor. I worked with an intelligent, thoughtful group of people and learned to be a better judge of news sources and content.
by Michael M. from Willow Grove, PA (April 20, 2011)
Very well organized and very professional. If you're looking for work in the news or journalism in general, or even if you just have a passing interest, this is definitely a great place to start. Everyone from the executives to the front page editors are very kind, patient, knowledgeable, and easy to get along with. I learned quite a lot in the 15-18 week shifts I worked there.
by Charles W. (January 21, 2011)
As a displaced newspaper photo editor, I was looking to get some work experience with a web news site. I found the DailySource to be a great place to get that experience. The managing editors are top notch news people and the volunteers are highly dedicated and motivated to learn. I quickly felt that I was back in the newsroom, working with the layout and content editors to create a visually exciting presentation.
by John A. (November 5, 2010)
I volunteered as a Front Page Editor for 18 hours per week for a period of seven months. I owe a huge debt to everyone at DailySource for giving me not only many, many valuable skills, but a confidence in my editing that has already paid huge dividends in my professional goals. I could not think of a better organization to have worked for. I honestly believe that DailySource is the single best news source on the Internet, and I will be a lifelong devotee. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have worked on the site. Thank you for teaching and mentoring me; thank you for trusting me. I wish DailySource continued, and even greater, success.
by Fernanda G. (September 22, 2010)
I'm in shock! I'm wanting to volunteer for them ASAP. Just reading the details made me fall to the floor with happiness. What a great way to give your time to a wonderful organization.
by Amy H. (August 21, 2010)
I had a great experience volunteering with DailySource. I made new friends and learned many valuable skills.
by JESSICA D. (August 10, 2010)
This is a remarkable group of folks to work with; training was thorough as was access to leaders to keep you pointed in the right direction. The hours are flexible & I was able to explore passions that I have not had the opportunity to in my work life. The program is well thought out and organized and I felt my thoughts and ideas were easily expressed and heard. I strongly recommend DailySource.org & their ability to cultivate journalistic interests.
by alessandra m. from seattle, WA (August 4, 2010)
This organization works really hard to deliver the best quality news around internet. All the people are highly skilled and each volunteer feels really part of a meaningfull system. Training was very effective, and professionally managed. Moreover they give you references. If have an interest in news and media this is the job for you!
by Jessica F. from St Louis, MO (May 4, 2010)
I truly cannot express fully what an amazing experience I had volunteering at the Daily Source. From day one, I was learning and being coached, and it was only a few weeks before I was editing at the live site. The best part of the whole thing is that you are really, truly in there doing the work; you're in charge and trusted, and while you are given very helpful and consistent feedback, YOU are expected to actually do the job, not just sit there and get the proverbial cup of coffee for some executive. I got more real world experience from this than I did at an internship a few years ago at a newspaper. All the other editors were fantastic to work with; personalities really fit well. The way training and the work process itself are set up makes it easy for everyone to work together and get things done. Finally, having the Daily Source on my resume for less than a month got me the job I had wanted since graduating from college. What more can you ask for out of a volunteer experience?
by Darling G. from FL (April 19, 2010)
I was a volunteer for The Daily Source for one year. It is an excellent organization and I enjoyed every single bit of the experience. All the volunteers are well trained and very friendly. I highly recommend volunteering for this organization.
by Tanya F. (February 16, 2010)
I love being apart of the DailySource team, They are such a fantastic group of individuals. We're all thread together by our love of News and sharing the highest quality information to others. Everyone works together seamlessly and it's amazing how fast you become "one of the team". Our training is excellent, you're immediately submerged into AP style Journalism. Trained in Content, Layout and Photos your scope of information of how a news organization is run expands immensely. DailySource trainers are some of the best around, they have many years experience working in Journalism and the Media so you really feel their critique and expertise is helping shape your skills. Every shift is different and proves challenging in the way that you're making active responsible choices on what our readers will see. I've considered my time to be invaluable. If you have a passion for knowledge and information and want to contribute with an amazing team of people, I highly recommend you join the team.
by Mary R. (January 16, 2010)
I began working at The Daily Source when I was in the midst of a career change. This site offered me the opportunity to gain relevant work experience and put my goals into perspective. My colleagues were excellent to work with, and they came from all walks of life which provides a volunteer with the chance to network. This truly is a great opportunity to help out with a website that focuses on quality news instead of quantity of stories.
by Deionna P. from Brandon, FL (January 5, 2010)
Volunteering for Daily Source is a excellent opportunity and provides extensive knowledge that may be used in various fields. The staff and training method utilized by Daily Source is by virtual means and one of the best and most detailed and helpful that I have come across as of yet. I located Daily Source by using Volunteer Match and the experience and knowledge gained has been priceless. I recommend for anyone interested in volunteering to begin there journey with Daily Source.
by Binal G. from Minneapolis, MN (December 27, 2009)
Dailysource has a commitment to getting top quality news to its readers, and it takes this very seriously. The team is made up of intelligent and creative people with a keen eye for journalism.
by Randall R. from Citrus Heights, CA (September 1, 2009)
This is a great team with which to work. All members take the work seriously yet have a good time doing it. The organization is extremely professional with high standards for its product. The training process was thorough with well-written manuals and close personal support. I enjoy working with this organization and must say that doing so has expanded my journalism skills. I highly recommend this site as a source of daily news and entertainment.
by Sarah M. from Tampa, FL (August 30, 2009)
This is an excellent organization. They do a great job of training volunteers, and even the newest members of the team are assigned to important tasks. If you are looking for a good way to gain journalism experience, you should consider volunteering with the Daily Source.
by Nicole L. from CA (August 29, 2009)
I am business major looking for opportunities to apply my knowledge to real life. DailySource put me on board as Promotion and Community Relations and assign my tasks that enrich my marketing knowledge. They gave me clear instructions and explain every step to me when given a new task. Over all I am very satisfied volunteering with DailySource.
by Kathleen H. from Brooklyn, NY (August 29, 2009)
I began volunteering for The Daily Source a few months ago, and it has been a great experience. I first learned about the organization on volunteermatch.org. After contacting The Daily Source and participating in a quick but thorough training process, I started work on suggesting and reviewing content for the online newspaper. I highly recommend volunteering for this organization. The work is meaningful and the people are great. You feel like you are truly helping to inform and educate others.
by Jasmine J. from Annapolis, MD (August 27, 2009)
I have been a volunteer layout editor with Daily Source for a year and a half. It has been a great experience that I would wholeheartedly recommend to other volunteers -- especially journalism students. My time at DS has improved my news judgement, eye for detail and recognition of AP style. It also keeps me up on breaking news and world events. A great opportunity!
by Rachel W. from Portland, OR (August 3, 2009)
I've been with Daily Source for two years. I applied as a copy editor. After reviewing my application, admin encouraged me to be a layout editor. This was very sound advice. Online media is where it's at as the newest medium in the field. The training was thorough & similar to an online class. All of my questions were answered immediately. Equally important: Admin takes suggestions from the volunteer editors seriously. You are participating in the growth of the site. Good vibes: It's a nonprofit where we spread national trend stories, multimedia & good news. Journalism 101: Media is a business. But we don't have to worry about ad sales or the bottom line. The bottom line is our readers & giving them info they can use to help their communities. The editing is challenging & rewarding. My AP style & management skills improve daily. We utilize AP Images, which I wasn't familiar with till DS. My co-editors are professional & serious. How amazing — we're an international team.
by Jayanthi N. from Milpitas, CA (July 24, 2009)
My experiences with this organization have been VERY enjoyable. I have found the other volunteers in this organization to be incredibly helpful and friendly. This organization really tries to make you the best worker that you can be. They are always on hand to provide me with constructive feedback on my work that has helped me to improve and questions are always encouraged and answered promptly. The training that they provide you with is incredibly comprehensive and informative. Even though I have only been volunteering with this organization for about a month now, I have already learned so much! It is great to apart of such a professional organization that handles what it does in a very serious manner. The work that I have done so far has been very hard, but very rewarding and full of purpose. Regarding the work that I do at the site, I always feel like I am making a great contribution. I have improved greatly in various skills/area by volunteering with this organization.
by Anna A. from Round Rock, TX (June 11, 2009)
This is a great way for me to get my daily news in addition to supporting a worthy non-profit organization! The training process was easy to follow and complete. I've found the volunteer experience is very enjoyable.
by Kara N. from South Windsor, CT (June 10, 2009)
I expressed my interest in volunteering with this organization and was immediately offered a variety of opportunities. They helped me to choose the best venue for my time, and the training was thorough yet concise. I have found the coordinator I've worked with so far to be very helpful, and I look forward to devoting time to this organization.
by Max M. from Lakewood, CO (April 28, 2009)
Working as both a content editor and layout editor at The Daily Source over the last year, I have found it to be all around a great and enjoyable experience. If you are looking for marketable skills, you can get those here, and you just may end up with a new perspective on the news, too. Training for each of the positions was straightforward and simple thanks to all the helpful editors and staff that are always open to questions. If you are thinking about this opportunity, I couldn't encourage you more!
by Steph F. from FL (April 24, 2009)
I have the best time volunteering for the DailySource.org. I get my daily cup of news worthy events while helping the non-profit news organization gain more readership. The volunteer staff prepares you well for your position and they are happily available to answer questions if you have any doubts. I learn while I devote my time to special interest projects. I can't count the amount of times I've started a conversation by a news article I read on the Daily Source. I'd definitely recommend volunteering your time with the DailySource.org.
by Lisa L. from Chandler, AZ (April 20, 2009)
Great organization. Professional staff volunteers, they give you one on one training to help you better understand the position. Great experience for anyone. Highly Recommend!
by Natasha B. (April 15, 2009)
I've been volunteering with The Daily Source for a little over a month. It's a great way to gain copy editing experience and find a variety of news outlets in one place. The work feels applicable to employment ventures I may pursue in the future. I've just started volunteering as a Grant Researcher, and I'm learning about so many organizations that exist to fund nonprofits like The Daily Source.
by Rob S. (April 14, 2009)
The training process was easy and thorough, and the experience was valuable - especially for a telecommuting volunteer position. The other volunteer copy editors have been very helpful when I've needed shifts covered, and all of the staff has been quick to respond when needed. I've improved my grammar and AP style skills, and I love the variety of news the site provides.
by Orion M. from Natick, MA (March 27, 2009)
I've really enjoyed working on the site, and the editors have been a lot of fun to work with. I really can't tell you how much it's shaped the way I look at news and journalism. And what better non-campaign place to have volunteered in the build-up to the 2008 election? SO exciting to help cover an event like that!
by Andrew M. from Cleveland, OH (February 17, 2009)
Very professional. The volunteers and those in charge really care about the project. Great for anyone interested in journalism or editing. Also a good way to meet people across the country who are into those things.

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