The group currently aggregates news through its Your Anon News Twitter and Tumblr feeds, but the new website will feature original reporting by citizen journalists. It is unclear whether contributors will be paid.
“We’ll provide feeds for citizen journalists who livestream events as they are taking place, instead of the 10-second sound bites provided by the corporate media,” a Your Anon News release says.
The new site will continue YAN's mission to avoid “the constraints placed upon mainstream media outlets” and be a news source free of “political and celebrity gossip."
The site “could be like nothing the Internet has ever seen before,” The Next Web’s Nick Summers wrote. But despite YAN’s mission to avoid the troubles that riddle mainstream media, it will likely face unique issues.