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  1. Take the Middle Seat… to your future

    NewsiT News:

    John Chamberlain’s view from the least popular seat in the row. Read his story over at our main site: http://newsit.net/news/take-the-middle-seatto-your-future

  2. Rate Your Airline Seats!
    Join the NewsiT Crowd-Sourced News Story

    Is it just your imagination, or are airline seats smaller and tighter than ever? NewsiT, the source for crowd-reported news, is partnering with AirGuideOnline.com to report on the size and comfort of airplane seats and other amenities. Read our first story, about economy class seats, then sign up, accept a task and help us continue to report this developing story. http://newsit.net/assignments (Or download the free NewsiT app on your iPhone.)

  3. If you have a dog in the big city you’ve probably tried to bring your four-legged friend on shopping errands. You may have been chased out – or plied with dog treats and shown the water bowl. Now it’s time to help NewsiT with our latest story. Share your photos, video and experiences at different retailers across town. It’s easy, fun and you can win some special dog treats!

    If you have a dog in the big city you’ve probably tried to bring your four-legged friend on shopping errands. You may have been chased out – or plied with dog treats and shown the water bowl.

    Now it’s time to help NewsiT with our latest story. Share your photos, video and experiences at different retailers across town. It’s easy, fun and you can win some special dog treats!

  4. iPad contest - earn 50 points now!

    NewsiT users,

    We’re excited to announce two quick updates to our SxSW iPad contest:

           - All content uploaded through Saturday is eligible for points toward the iPad. Maybe you couldn’t upload from Austin because of connectivity issues, or didn’t have time.  Take another look now at the assignments, find one that interests you, and upload text, photos or video. 

           - Earn 50 extra points now just by liking NewsiT on Facebook!  Not only do you get the extra points, but you can keep up with all our updates and the latest news stories and assignments.

    Thanks - and good luck!

  5. NewsiT Founder Discusses Open Government

    NewsiT founder/CEO Melinda Wittstock put on her radio hat Tuesday night and hosted “Assembly Conversations,” an hour-long statewide broadcast on Virginia Public Radio stations.  Melinda’s topic was “Open Government” and related issues being considered by the Virginia General Assembly, and her guests were Ginger Stanley, executive director of the Virginia Press Association, and Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.  Here’s a link to listen to the full show: http://virginiapublicradio.org/

    Among the legislation the open-government groups are following are proposals to make voting easier for military personnel stationed overseas, and NewsiT has a related assignment:  http://newsit.net/assignments/did-your-vote-count