Welcome to Kicker!
I really really like @gokicker already.
— Sarah Lang (@_sarahlang) March 26, 2013
We’re glad you’re here.
Tired with the way ‘news’ is presented? Amen. Dense blocks of third-person text? No thanks. Unexplained references? Gone. Dozens of stories a day with no way to tell which ones actually MATTER? Ugh.
Just discovered @goKicker and already love it
— Eleanor Harte (@eleanormharte) July 8, 2013
At Kicker, say goodbye to all that. Our goal is to make news digestible, enlightening, engaging, and empowering.
We tell every story in a combo of text, images, videos, tweets, and more – with helpful background and context to help you get up to speed.
— Andrew Zack (@_AndrewZack) March 19, 2013
And we feature just one Big Story a day, so you’ll know the story is really worth paying attention to. Having one main story a day also allows us to take the “slow news” approach and give you everything you need to know about a topic all in one place.
— Lee Rice Epstein (@lee_re) December 13, 2012
Inspired to take action after reading a story? We’ll tell you how to engage in self-improvement, advocacy, awareness-raising, fundraising, volunteering, and more.
— Makezie Schutt (@MSchutt210) January 16, 2013
Big Story (Monday-Friday): Our Big Stories explain that thing that’s been popping up in your Twitter stream, Facebook newsfeed, and Tumblr dashboard. And links at the end of every Big Story lead you to sites where you can take action.
— Craig Kanalley (@ckanal) December 11, 2012
Day in 10 (Sunday-Friday): Here’s a list of 10 other hot topics for the day. Enjoy the person, quote, image, number, place, word, video, tweet, controversy, and issue of the day, … plus, a bonus lifehack!
— Molly Goossens (@mollygoossens) April 20, 2013
Who Said What? (Friday): Who Said What? is a weekly quiz based on current events and pop culture. Have fun testing your knowledge!
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 13, 2013
At Kicker, the reader rules. We give you the tools to get informed and take action, but you get to decide how engaged you want to be. And that’s the kicker to any story we tell you. When you get worked up about what’s going on in the world, we want you to know that you can start taking action, right now!
— VolunTEEN Nation (@volunTEENnation) June 30, 2013
We’re independent, nonpartisan, and devoted to helping you get in the know so you can make your voice heard and make a difference. That means each story gives you a balanced, unbiased look at what’s happening, with helpful context and explanations.
— NewsToLiveBy (@NewsToLiveBy) August 30, 2013
And we’ve been known to mix in some fun, too.
After all, it’s not just “news” – it’s LIFE! And knowing what’s going on out there is the first step to going out and changing the world. KNOW, then GO!
@goKicker just discovered your site! ???
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) August 28, 2013