Fórum Público will be a platform for online discussion, that includes real time online conversations between users and journalists, as well as real life events and a reward system to encourage users to be active members and, ultimately, subscribers. Increasing our subscription revenue is a goal. But we also aim to encourage in depth reading and foster informed discussion, which is a good antidote for the scenario of heavy polarization in the social media space.
From the universe of our 248,000 registered users, only a tiny fraction are subscribers. The number of subscribers, however, is much higher among our active members in our current comments platform (ie, our frequent commentators). With a richer and more rewarding discussion tool, we aim to engage more users and convert them into subscribers. We also want to foster a more healthy online discussion.
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