AlterNet and RawStory, online independent news companies, have partnered with UberMedia, developers of Twitter apps, to launch NewsForward — a mashup of the latest breaking news, investigative reports and political opinion from independent news sources, cable news outlets, liberal bloggers, top progressive tweeters, advocacy organizations, elected officials and political insiders.

The app, available for free, includes the latest breaking news and opinion from sources, including MSNBC, Talking Points Memo, Current TV, Media Matters, Think Progress, SEIU, ACLU, Amnesty International, Obama for America, Daily Kos, Colorlines, Mother Jones, AlterNet, RawStory, The Nation, Firedoglake, Ms. Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Guardian (UK), PBS, Washington Post, New York Times, Salon, Greenpeace, and MoveOn.

*To use Newsforward, select the “theme” from UberSocial once the program has been installed.