Who are we?
Newsendip is an independent media created in 2021. It provides a global approach to news and hope you can enjoy serendipity with insightful information you don’t know about.
What we do
We select and publish stories about the most significant news around the world that you would not encounter in your regular media consumption. Between your national news media coverage and stories attracting global attention, plenty of impactful situations are left behind. We put them at the forefront and make international news easier to find. Those stories are not yet under the eyes of the world but are the ones that help understand it better. We develop the stories and explain why they are significant as if our audience was always an international one.
We do not display content based on your suggested interests or past behaviors.
You can also expect exclusive reporting or information from us.
Ever heard of that word? It can be overused sometimes but the principles behind serendipity is a fortunate but unexpected discovery.
We believe that users scrolling on social media want to be entertained, be fed with news that they don’t know about. They are open to be finding something new even if they don’t know what they will discover.
Have you ever browsed a newspaper or read something you are not usually interested in?
We believe this is a call for serendipity.
We believe that’s what makes you intrigued in something, when you sense that you’ve just encountered something new, interesting you didn’t expect. We’d be glad it happens on this website.
By the way, the word ‘serendipity’ comes from the 1557 book The Three Princes of Serendip in which the princes are able to describe a missing camel that they never saw, thanks to their sagacity and a succession of fortunate accidents. Serendip is the old name of Sri Lanka.
Have you ever thought there is the same news everywhere? If that so, you may want to keep this website in mind.
We bet you would be interested in the echo chamber theory and the side effects of the same information being repeated everywhere, too.
We want to be the place where you break that circle, the place where you come because you are looking for news you wouldn’t have known otherwise.
On top of that, with so much algorithm trying to understand who you are, there is no room for discoverability anymore. There is another theory around that: the filter bubble. The idea is that algorithms trying to predict what you like based on your previous behaviors are actually locking you down with the same type of information little by little.
And guess what? Your friends, familly or colleagues aren’t much of any help. Your social groups mostly look like you.
What you have read may indicate what you are interested in. But we believe it may not predict what you will be interested in.
Newsendip is international by essence.
If you agree with the above values, you are probably a curious mind. You already know much about what happens around you and are aware of the biggest headlines.
Most news platforms have a primary domestic audience and would relay information that directly affects you (also called the hierarchy of death). This website is not going to be better that your local news media about your local information.
But it will bring insights about what most media you use don’t talk about, because they don’t necessarily see why it would relate with you.
Because what we see is a curious mind eager to understand what is going on outside of someone’s immediate world, and learn from it.
You may be a German curious to understand why Norway invests in Ghana’s digital future, a Ghanaian willing to find out why the Australian intelligence agency stops referring to left or right wing extremism, an Australian surprised to see that British would likely refer themselves as coming from the working class even if they are not, a British curious about India using Internet access as a political tool, an Indian eager to learn how Mexico tries to reduce junk food next to schools, a Mexican wondering if Italy really faced more poverty in 2020, an Italian amazed at how an Australian animal can produce cubic poop…
Because we want you to focus on quality content, we try to remove unnecessary features. We want to bring good performances in support of great content.
We aim to be clear, but not simple. As such, we will try to make the best website with a core focus on the user. For instance, our language aims to be understood by many.
One size doesn’t fit all. It’s hard to satisfy everyone and we can’t. However, we try to meet the more universal needs rather than adding complexity.
Custom-made – To come
Customization here means that you would receive a unique group of stories.
It does not mean we will infer what you will be interested in based on what you have done or from a sketch someone made of your tastes. We will take the risk of not trying to dictate what you want to read, but instead give you rich opportunities.
We want to share with you news that won’t be the same from everywhere else, and unique to you.
So that you, your friends, your family or your colleagues can also come on this website still have something to discuss that somebody doesn’t know about. We believe this makes greater discussions and makes your time with people even more valuable.
We believe in balanced revenue streams.
You don’t want ads? Then it’s fair you pay for the content.
You don’t want to spend money to read on this website (other than your internet connection and the device you bought for this purpose)? Then it’s fair you receive ads.
Time and efforts spent to provide a service we hope you like deserve to be monetized. If you think this website doesn’t provide a good value, you are free not to use it, and our relations stops there, since we don’t monetize the digital footprint you left coming in to this website. No hard feelings, we will try to be better and welcome you back another time.
Business models only based on advertising revenue can become dependent on external corporations. Business models only based on subscription revenue are vulnerable in pleasing the opinion of their audience.
We want to inform correctly, and for that, we would need to walk with two legs.
You will soon have the possibility to chose your preferred way of using Newsendip.
Data collection policy
We are not interested in knowing all the details of your life since we don’t want to claim this will make our products (the news we publish) any better. Please visit our Privacy and Legal Notice page for more information.
We don’t collect sensitive information, nor do we sell them to third parties like advertisers.
We don’t want to know who you are but we want to know who comes to our website. We want to know how many visits and pages the website got. We also want to know where the traffic comes from. We consider it’s a fair use.
We are using Google analytics for tracking our site performances with anonymized IP addresses. An IP address is pretty much the equivalent of a phone number.