Atlantic Free Press

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Atlantic Free Press
Atlanticfreepress.png
Type of site
News commentary, editorials
Available inEnglish
Dissolved14 October 2011
OwnerFree Press Group - V.O.F. Expathos, Groningen, Netherlands
Created byRichard Kastelein,
Websitewww.atlanticfreepress.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 7,145,933 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialNon-Commercial
RegistrationOptional
Launched2006
Current statusClosed

Atlantic Free Press, an online political website, was founded in September 2006 by Publisher Richard Kastelein of V.O.F. Expathos, in Groningen, Netherlands and published over 13,000 articles from over 250 progressive writers worldwide until its closing in October 2011.

The publication's mission [2] according to the website was "...to dig out nuggets of truth from the slag-heap of lies, ignorance and witless diversion that has buried public discourse today. AF Press provides a new venue for disseminating hard news and insightful, fact-based analysis of the harsh realities too often ignored or distorted by the mainstream press."

One of the chief pipelines they claimed to use to disseminate the work was Google News[3] but they also syndicated to Lexis Nexis, Ebsco, and many other networks via a deal with Newstex.[4] Atlantic Free Press was also available on Amazon Kindle.[5]

This site has sister publications at the Free Press Group [6] - Pacific Free Press,[7] Chris Floyd - Empire Burlesque[8] and Gorilla Radio[9] which contains over 100 progressive podcasts by Pacific Free Press editor Chris Cook. Atlantic Free Press is a member of the Advertise Liberally Network at Blogads.[10]

Atlantic Free Press has a library of hundreds of photoshops[11] created from 2006-2008. Atlantic Free Press photoshop art was used by the University of California Davis, for the Center For the Study of Human Rights in the Americas.[12]

According to the authors' list,[13] 20 percent of the contributors are educated to Ph.D. level.

Atlantic Free Press was also covered in Killer Startups in 2008.[14]

Contributors[edit]

Atlantic Free Press contributors[13] included Ansar Abbasi, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Shahid Alam, Gilad Atzmon, Joe Bageant, Medea Benjamin, William Blum, Walter Brasch, Helena Cobban, Marjorie Cohn, Juan Cole, Linh Dinh, Will Durst, Tom Engelhardt, Richard A. Falk, Mike Ferner, George Galloway, Chellis Glendinning, Stan Goff, Jerome Grossman, Michael Haas, Dahr Jamail, Robert Jensen, Dennis Jett, Larry C. Johnson, Tony Karon, Richard Kastelein, Naomi Klein, Paul Krassner, James Howard Kunstler, Faisal Kutty, Jason Leopold, Dave Lindorff, Mahmood Mamdani, Eric Margolis, Cynthia McKinney, Mark Crispin Miller, Ed Naha, Ezra Nawi, Sean Penn, James Petras, Kevin Pina, James Ridgeway, Kenneth Ring, Yvonne Ridley, Paul William Roberts, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, Jules Siegel, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Rodrigue Tremblay, Roland Michel Tremblay, Deepak Tripathi, and Harvey Wasserman.

Popular articles[edit]

Atlantic Free Press's most popular articles from the 2006-2008 period[citation needed] are "Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize?" by Mel Seesholtz, Ph.D.,[15] "Trends for Downsizing the US: The Bright Side of the Panic of ‘08" by Christopher Ketcham,[16] "Israeli best seller breaks national taboo - Israeli academic and historian says Jewish Nation myth" by Jonathan Cook,[17] and "Leave No Rapacious Twit Behind: Soft Landing for the Elite, Hard Cheese for Everybody Else" by Chris Floyd.[18]

Closing[edit]

Atlantic Free Press closed on Friday 14 October 2011.[19] The editor-in-chief, Richard Kastelein, cited financial burden and personal time limitations as reasons for the closing. At the time of closing, the Atlantic Free Press had published over 13,000 articles. Pacific Free Press carried the torch after the closing, and as of April 2013 is still active.[20]

Traffic[edit]

Atlantic Free Press is in the Top 100,000 websites according to Quantcast [21] with a ranking of 88,621. The site has a Google Pagerank of 6.[22] Atlantic Free Press is in the top 190 thousand .com sites according to serversiders.com [23] and over 2000 websites link to the site according to Google.[24]

Social media[edit]

Atlantic Free Press Tweets automatically using Twitterfeed and RSS to the Free Press Group Twitter page[25] as well as The Free Press Group Twitter stream.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlanticfreepress.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ "About". Atlantic Free Press. Free Press Group. 19 September 2006. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Atlantic Free Press on Google News (search)".
  4. ^ "Atlantic Free Press". Newstex. Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Atlantic Free Press (Kindle Edition)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Free Press Group". Archived from the original on 2018-09-24. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  7. ^ "Pacific Free Press". Free Press Group. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  8. ^ Floyd, Chris. "Empire Burlesque - High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium (series)". Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  9. ^ Cook, Chris. "Gorilla Radio CFUV, Victoria, BC, Canada". Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Create ad / Atlantic Free Press: Premium". Blogads. Pressflex LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  11. ^ "Richard Kastelein Photoshops Atlantic Free Press 2006-2008". Atlantic Free Press. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  12. ^ "Richard Kastelein's Guantanamo". The Guantánamo Testimonials Project. Center For the Study of Human Rights in the Americas / University of California Davis. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  13. ^ a b "Atlantic Free Press Contributors". Archived from the original on 2010-04-16.
  14. ^ "Atlantic Free Press covered in Killer Startups".
  15. ^ "Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize?". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27.
  16. ^ "Trends for Downsizing the US: The Bright Side of the Panic of '08". Archived from the original on 2009-03-03.
  17. ^ "Israeli best seller breaks national taboo - Israeli academic and historian says Jewish Nation myth". Archived from the original on 2010-10-29.
  18. ^ "Leave No Rapacious Twit Behind: Soft Landing for the Elite, Hard Cheese for Everybody Else". Archived from the original on 2010-10-30.
  19. ^ "Atlantic Free Press Closing Doors". Archived from the original on 2013-03-28.
  20. ^ "Pacific Free Press homepage".
  21. ^ "Quantcast Ranking". Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  22. ^ "Atlantic Free Press Google Pagerank is 6".[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "Atlantic Free Press is in the top 190 thousand .com sites according to serversiders.com". Archived from the original on 2012-03-18.
  24. ^ "Over 2000 websites link to Atlantic Free Press according to Google".
  25. ^ "Atlantic Free Press on Twitter".
  26. ^ "Free Press Group Twitter".

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