IJ.com and Google Let America Lead the Debate

IJ.com and Google Let America Lead the Debate

Social-first, mobile-first news site uses online research tool in 2016


ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Independent Journal (IJ.com) is collaborating with Google Consumer Surveys to gather in-depth and instant public feedback surrounding the 2016 presidential debates and election. Google Consumer Surveys is a highly-regarded online tool used in market and consumer research — and now politics. IJ.com will utilize its social-first, mobile-first approach to news to reach and engage millions of Americans, boosting the distribution and impact of the data. The initiative seeks to involve and engage more Americans in the political process and current events in a country that is increasingly going online for news.

“Technology has finally caught up with the post-game,” stated Alex Skatell, Founder of IJ.com. “We’re excited by this collaboration with Google, and how it will give us an instant and accurate portrayal of how the public feels around the presidential debates. And it goes to the core of IJ as it will allow the American people to program the post-debate dialog rather than TV pundits.”

“Google Consumer Surveys can be used before, during, and after a political debate to get an accurate pulse of viewer sentiment, and we’re excited to work with IJ.com as they test out what our product can do,” said Justin Cohen, Google Consumer Surveys Product Marketing Manager. 

Google Consumer Surveys has been widely regarded as a top online market and consumer research tool available to determine voter demographic information, opinion, and behavior. IJ.com is a social first news company that serves millions of Americans daily with shareable, informative and mobile friendly content.  Founded in 2012 by a twenty-five year-old who saw  a future in social publishing,  the Independent Journal is now one of the most trafficked websites in the U.S., with more than 35 million monthly unique users.

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IJ.com and Google Let America Lead the Debate