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About Us

Samaritanmag.com doesn't care who is dating whom, who gained weight in Hollywood, and who might be engaged. Samaritanmag.com is for those people sick of tabloid news and invasive, silly stories. Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine that covers the good deeds and efforts of Samaritans —  individuals, charities, small businesses and corporations — anyone trying to make a difference in the world.

Our journalists have interviewed Larry King, Fran DrescherSamuel L. Jackson, Drake, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, One Direction, Metallica, Ron HowardThe Who's Pete Townshend, Jack Johnson, David GuettaP. Diddy, Nelly Furtado, Glee's Matthew Morrison, Motley Crue, Backstreet Boys, Slash, Selena Gomez, Simple Plan, Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder, and dozens more for Samaritanmag. The site also covers people in other lines of work from jeweler Susan Fiedler who started a line of "F**k Cancer" sterling silver bracelets that have raised $100,000 to fashion designer Izzy Camilleri who started an adaptable line of clothing for people in wheelchairs to K-9 Carts that makes mobility carts for disabled, sick and injured animals (use the search tab to find these archives).

Samaritanmag.com is the creation of Toronto's Karen Bliss, a woman with a fantastic job as a music journalist (hence the music-heavy content and skull-with-halo-in-spiky-sun logo) who is ready to give back through her connections, skills and efforts. She still covers music for Billboard, RollingStone.com, MSN, AOL and many others, which she loves — and won Music Journalist of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards — but is inspired every day by the samaritan stories she encounters for the site.  

The aim of Samaritanmag.com is to provide others with the information, incentive and impetus to do the same. Citizens of all ages are showing increased willingness to give back, whether through volunteer efforts, charitable donation, or steps at home to better society. Businesses are doing the same, practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Samaritanmag.com is a content driven site with high journalistic standards; the stories are original — interviews done with our writers for the online magazine — and not taken or repurposed from other sites, as is often the case in today's media world. Even short news pieces are only taken from the original press releases. Why is this important? Because Samaritanmag articles are fact-checked and comprised of information directly from the source.

But the content is not entirely weighty. Our changing "We Care" cover taglines are fun and flippant, and point up the public's boredom with outrageous and invasive tabloid coverage. Samaritans know there are more important things going on in the world than who broke up and who had plastic surgery. There is poverty, global warming, HIV/AIDS, cancer, animal welfare, childhood obesity, war and a host of other causes that people are passionate about.

Samaritanmag.com covers diverse social issues from the state of the environment to humanitarian efforts and from charitable organizations to options for social betterment. From issues in developing countries to our own backyard, from major profiles and investigative pieces to products and services, Samaritanmag is the place to find it.

For more information and/or to sponsor/advertise, contact: Karen Bliss karen@samaritanmag.com

Publisher/Editor-in-chief: Karen Bliss 

Senior writer: Kim Hughes

Contributing writers: Karen Bliss, Paul Myers, Carrie Borzillo, Kerry Doole, Nick Krewen, Jim Slotek, Steve McLean

Past contributors: Jordan Adler, Jim Barber, Liisa Ladouceur, Ian Walker, Christine Clark, Randi Chapnik Meyers, Kevin Young, Cori Ferguson, Sam Reid, Sarah Melody, Eric Cohen, Stephanie Deline

For Advertising/Sponsorship Opportunities, email Karen Bliss: ads@samaritanmag.com

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