NewsBud is an independent research site that was founded by Sibel Edmonds.
As of March 2019, the staff listed were Sibel Edmonds, Filip Kovacevic, John W. Whitehead, Kurt Nimmo, Peter Lee, Douglas Valentine, Pye Ian, Tim Ferner, Chris Meldis, Raul Diego, Jared Norman and Christian Sorensen. Parters were Christoph Germann, Erik Moshe & James Petras.
In late 2017 James Corbett left after a disagreement with Sibel Edmonds reporting from Syria which lead to publish a response on YouTube. The other departures from the team between March 2017 and March 2019 were Todd Macfarlane, Abigail Hall Blanco, Spiro Skouras, Broc West, Jeff DeRiso and Ali Syed.