ProCon.org

Rating: 4.73 stars   99 reviews

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Location: 233 Wilshire Blvd Ste 200 Santa Monica CA 90401 USA

Mission: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."
Results: We had 15.7 million unique visitors in 2012 (51+ million since we started). We have provided free educational resources to over 4,000 schools in all 50 states (and more than 55 countries), and helped 850+ media entities, 11 foreign governments, and 27 state governments with our nonpartisan research. Our 2013 reader survey showed that 36.7% of readers changed their "perceptions, feelings, or opinions on an issueā€¯ based on what they learned at ProCon.org. 74.1% reported that ProCon.org helped them to "think more critically, make better judgments on the subject matter, or see issues in a new light."
Target demographics: as many people as we can reach
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15.7 million readers. For every one dollar spent at ProCon.org, over 24 people get a free education on our website.
Geographic areas served: every city and state
Programs: the pros and cons of 45+ issues at www.procon.org.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The value of ProCon.org cannot be overstated. There are too few outlets where the public can find objective information on such a wide range of subjects.

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I've subscribed to ProCon.org newsletters for sometime now, and I have found them to be at the forefront of informing the public with the bare facts, regardless of which side of an issue those facts may favor. I have full confidence that they've researched each issue to it's fullest. If you're looking for the facts on any issue, then I highly recommend ProCon.org !

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Rating: 5 stars  

ProCon.Org is a commercially-viable non-profit that sticks to the facts-- pro or con-- on the most talked-about and controversial issues in society and media today. In the "split channel" universe that has arisen to replace the major 3 network newscasts of 30 years ago, one "channel" has emerged that is religiously and meticulously even-handed and fact-checked.

I stumbled upon ProCon.org by accident. Once I explored their site and saw how transparent and accessible they were to "viewers," I put them at the top of my honesty list. Literally every metric for a non-profit media property is open to public view.

As a valuable national media property that fills a gaping void in our hyper-opinionated media universe, but also as a true kind-spirited national charity simply seeking critical thinking from its users, ProCon.Org is abundantly unique and deserving of broad financial support. In the splintered "big media" marketplace, I believe strongly that ProCon.Org will emerge as the last credible place for sincerely undecided people (or objective researchers) to learn and get a fair, objective view of issues in a non-combative environment.

This is the future of individualized news media, and it is truly alone as a guiding light for intelligent life in a galaxy of screaming (non) stars.


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Position ProCon.Org as a news "pump" or wire service organization to mass media. In an age of predictable cutbacks in traditional news gathering, ProCon.Org's highly objective and well-produced content could replace significant opinion providers who have grown eager to merely pander to mass audiences. Today's viewers are not tolerant of "being told," and would welcome the choice-giving quality of this unique brand of digital journalism.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

ProCon.org is one of the most powerful and practical educational tools I have ever worked with. My most serious students interested in developing critical reading and thinking capabilities absolutely love it. I tell everyone about ProCon.org. I wish Bill Gates would donate a lot of money to ProCon.org, just like his foundation did to another most excellent non-profit educational organization, KhanAcademy.org. Dr. Steven PAK, Volunteer Head Coach, Cogito Clubs and Cogito Debate Clubs

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have more issues, especially issues that intentional students and scholars can relate to.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Procon.org is a wonderful resource, both sides of issues, in an easy format. In a world full of b.s. it is one place that I can find what I need to make informed decisions.

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ProCo.org is a wonderful resource in my debate classroom. Not only do they review all of the most controversial topics, their format is easy to follow for students.
I also can use their sit as a guideline for students to write cases. The evidence on this sit is well researched and credible.
I also use this site in my language arts classes. The new core curriculum is designated as 40 percent should be argument/supported writing. This site is great for showing how arguments are structured.
Thanks proCon.

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Procon.org is a great resource that I have use many times for writing papers! This is the only site that I will use to get direct quotes from!

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With the election just around the corner I find my inbox flooded with with so much innuendo and and misinformation, that sometimes I think my head is going to explode! I love being able to go to this amazing website, exploring both sides of an issue at my convenience, then formulating MY own opinion. As far as I know procon stands alone providing this invaluable service.

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Procon is an invaluable asset to the community it serves. I never hesitate to recommend this site, especially to young people. I believe critical thinking skills are among the greatest gifts we can pass on to the next generation, and that procon is the #1 tool to that end.

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Rating: 4 stars  

ProCon.org is a good source of unbiased information on major public policy issues. The site is visually attractive and the information displayed in a user friendly manner. I normally don't have time to wade through volumes of information or to surf the internet doing my own research. So this site helps me use my time efficiently, to quickly learn the major pros and cons, then to formulate my own opinion. As this site grows in popularity, it will be more widely acclaimed across the country.

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ProCon.org does three things well: it informs, it educates, and it allows you to make your own opinion about an issue. In an age of partisan newspapers and the growing "internet information cocoon", this non-profit is a shining example of what political discourse can be if we so choose to listen to both sides.

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