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|Founded||1 October 2008|
Chastny Korrespondent (chaskor.ru, also known as "Chaskor", translated as "Private correspondent") is a Russian online newspaper. Chaskor is Russia's first periodical edition to switch to Creative Commons license. Chaskor publishes analytical articles, reviews, interviews, and news.
"Chastny Korrespondent" was officially registered in Rospechat.
"Chastny Korrespondent" became a beta-partner with Facebook at the time Social graph was introduced. The materials used include editions and reprints of collections of blogs, excerpts of books, reprints from trade publications, but most of the articles are written by authors who have sent their texts to Chaskor. Chaskor is not involved in the systems of banner and link exchanges. All the articles pass through the editorial.
Ivan Zassoursky was the editor-in-chief of Chaskor until October 2011. Since October 2011, Julia Eydel became the editor-in-chief, previously a columnist in the "Society" and "Exotica" departments. In 2011 Chaskor received the Runet Prize.
All materials in Chaskor are grouped into 50 thematic sections represented by the departments: Society, Economy, Around the world, Culture, Media, Technology, Health, Exotica, Books, and Calendars. Each of the sections is, in turn, divided into 12 sub-sections. The content is presented as reviews and analytical articles, as well as news, reports, and expert opinions.
"Chaskor" and Creative Commons
In 2009, all materials published on Chaskor became available under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. As the chief editor Ivan Zassoursky explained, one of the main objectives of this was the desire to help Russian Wikipedia. The republication and use of materials originally published on Chaskor to Wikipedia is legal, without any changes - the "toll-free bridged" concept. According to the Zassoursky, the materials of Chaskor "could help the online encyclopedia, because they, on the one hand, provide quality analytics and text, while on the other - meet the requirement of neutrality".
- 2011 - Runet Prize in nomination "Culture and Mass Communication".