Beginning today,, voted the most popular website on
the Internet the last 23 weeks, is officially a for-profit corporation,
completing its transition from being an operation of the non-profit
Western Journalism Center, announced Chief Executive Officer and Editor
Joseph Farah.

The new company,, Inc., a subsidiary of Western
Journalism Center, launches the independent operation today with an
editorial staff of 12, and plans for major expansion as a news agency
and information provider.

While Western Journalism Center remains headquartered in Fair Oaks,
Calif.,’s new headquarters is in Selma, Oregon, with
plans for future offices in the Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and

“We believe could only truly reach its potential as
one of the leading news providers on the Internet and in other media
through this process,” explained Farah, the founder of both
Western Journalism Center and “That could not happen
while WND was operating as part of a non-profit entity and in the
tax-exempt, charitable realm.”

Farah previously served as editor-in-chief of the Sacramento Union,
the oldest daily in the West, as executive editor of daily and weekly
newspapers in Southern California and as executive news editor of the
Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He is an author, daily columnist
and the recipient of awards for reporting, journalistic integrity,
headline writing and newspaper design.

Also leading the new corporation is Chief Operating Officer Pete
Dingeldey, a Harvard MBA with over 30 years of management and
administrative experience. He is a retired Naval Reserve Supply Corps
captain and has consulted to numerous commercial and government

Chief Technology Officer Bob Evans
was the founder of Autotalk Inc., International Teletext Communications
Inc., MediaCity World Inc. and has been responsible for wiring entire
countries to the Internet. He remains chief technology officer for the
ISP Channel in the Silicon Valley.

The most immediate and visible change on the website resulting from
this corporate reorganization is a new
You can still make tax-deductible contributions to the Western
Journalism Center at the old storefront.

“There will be many other exciting innovations coming to readers of in the weeks and months ahead,” said Farah. “We’ll
have some important announcements and new features very soon.” has been voted the “most popular website on the
Internet” for the last 23 straight weeks on,
an independent, weekly Internet survey.

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