New Rising Media is a lifestyle blog for the future human - which covers the latest breaking news and undiscovered innovations in technology, science and geek culture.
Founded in 2011 by Jason England, it all began one night in a student dorm at Nottingham Trent University. To test his dissertation topic surrounding the meteoric rise of citizen journalism - he picked up a laptop, took his various musings about all things 'geek' away from the multitude of forms and began writing this blog.
At this point, New Rising Media was born - covering simple stories about social media and technology. With the help of a few different contributors, the movement began.
The results were simple - citizen journalism is possible, but not sustainable. And no matter how much of a dirty word “blog” has been over the past few years, that is the only real way to maintain some form of individual personality and influence without becoming a journalist.
Once graduation happened (at the hands of Michael Parkinson no less), the question was an obvious one that many students face - what’s next? University is over.
That is until he took a look through the analytics of newrisingmedia.com, and saw there was still an audience munching on the delicacies of content.
While it was minuscule numbers in comparison to now, it was one that enjoyed the bite-sized moreishness of the 100 word articles.
So with that in mind, he set about growing New Rising Media into something more… And that mission continues five years later.
Balancing a full-time job and life with the website has been hard, but actively seeking out the latest and greatest stories to provide a unique perspective on has been his passionate hobby.