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OhMyNews starting to turn profit

Participatory journalism pioneer OhMyNews is starting to turn a profit, a sign that the model may have a future.

According to Jean K. Min, director of international development, OhmyNews is generating almost US$500,000 a month in advertising revenue."We broke even last year and since then kept generating a monthly profit of about $27,000," he said in an online interview with Asia Times Online.

The site employs 38 full-time reporters and editors and uses 32,000 paid "citizen reporters," who get between $5 and $20 an article, depending on where an article is played.

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