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DCN Continues Record Growth Trajectory, Adding Eight New Members

August 5, 2015 | By DCN

Digital Content Next (DCN), the only trade association dedicated to serving the unique and diverse needs of high-quality digital content companies today announced eight new brands joining its membership, each of which provides a unique perspective to the varied group of companies that are part of DCN. Members look to DCN to provide a grounded and transparent voice as they navigate through increasingly complex industry issues.

“Our latest members add to the diversity of our membership and showcase the expansion of digital content across verticals and platforms, pipes, airwaves and devices,” said Jason Kint, CEO of Digital Content Next. “The historical definitions of newspapers, television, magazines and pure plays are fading, replaced by an on-demand world where marketers, distributors and consumers want to align with our trusted brands.”

The latest brands joining DCN are as follows:

A leading multi-platform entertainment and news video network, ABC reaches US viewers across live linear TV, on-demand, and digital platforms.  With over 200 affiliated broadcast stations, over 35 million app downloads, and growing distribution with partners like Hulu and Yahoo, ABC reaches viewers wherever and whenever they want to watch.

The E.W. Scripps Co. serves audiences and businesses through its 33 television stations and 34 radio stations as well as dozens of local and national digital media brands, including podcast industry leader Midroll, mobile video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere.

Fusion is a multi-platform media company that serves a young, diverse and inclusive millennial generation across its television and digital platforms. Fusion delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture and comedy content that is both smart and irreverent.

The cutting edge news company IJReview serves millions of Americans with shareable, informative and mobile friendly content. Founded in 2012 by a 25 year old recognizing the future of social publishing, IJReview is one of the most trafficked U.S. websites (35M monthly visitors) and a top 10 most trafficked mobile site.

Onion Inc. is a Chicago-based digital media company composed of America’s Finest News Source, The Onion; pop-culture publication, The A.V. Club; internet parody website, ClickHole; and creative services agency, Onion Labs. Together, Onion Inc.’s properties attract an average of 30M monthly online visitors, 5M Facebook fans and 8M Twitter followers.

The New Republic is a mission-driven media organization promoting novel solutions for today’s most critical issues. Since its founding in 1914, New Republic has championed progressive ideas that have shaped society, including ideology that animated the civil rights movement, and making the case for same-sex marriage in 1989.

Refinery29 has upended the digital media space and amassed a loyal following of a new generation of 25 million women by giving them a new brand of clever, approachable, authentic content that allows them to discover and share their individuality, sense of style and purpose.

Tribune Publishing is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles, more than 60 digital properties and 180 verticals.

All DCN members demonstrate a commitment to creating high-quality content experiences, as well as an ongoing, scrupulous commitment to best practices in delivering value to both consumers and marketers.

DCN continues to see record growth under its new agenda having added 30 percent to its membership in the past twelve months including these diverse brands: Business Insider, The Daily Caller, NewsBeat Social, Newsday, Rodale, Telegraph Media Group, Vocativ, Vox Media and Warner Bros. With a revenue-agnostic focus, the organization has also expanded its scope to share additional intelligence and industry findings through its InContext website, public events and research.

In the coming months, DCN will continue to bring its members together to discuss the issues of today and the future at various events including their Next: Conversation dinner series, hosted with Adweek on August 18, in addition to its members-only Mobile Day on November 12 and Power of Brands Day in December.

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