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  • Silicon Florist

    OR

    The Silicon Florist covers tech startup news focused on Portland, Oregon and the surrounding area. The site also has a weekly e-newsletter. Revenue: Web ads

     

  • 30A

    FL

    With over 540,000 Facebooks fans, 30A (www.30A.com) covers life in small beach towns along Florida's gulf coast. The brand is inspired by a beach-front road named "Scenic Highway 30-A" that runs across the region. In addition to 30A.com, there are also free 30A iPhone, Android and iPad apps, a 24/7 digital radio station (www.30Aradio.com), and retail sales (www.30Agear.com). The company operates four 30A Stores (www.facebook.com/30Astore) featuring branded 30A products. The company also created 30A Beach Blonde Ale, the #1 selling craft beer in NW Florida, and the craft beer is now available in four states. 30A Wine by Mercer Estates is also available in restaurants, stores and online at www.30Awine.com.

  • 40 South News

    MO

    40 South News is an local news site that covers Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights, a suburban community southwest of St. Louis. The site was founded in 2013 in by Doug Miner, a former Patch.com editor.

  • 70 West Sentinel

    MO

    70 West Sentinel is an online source for news, information, and issues of importance to cities along the I-70 corridor in St. Charles and Warren Counties, Missouri. The site was launched in 2014 by Tamara Duncan, an former editor for Patch.com. Revenue: Advertising.

  • A Child Grows in Brooklyn

    NY

    A Child Grows in Brooklyn provides news and information for parents, including child-friendly events and parenting tips. The owners purchased the site from its founder in 2013. Revenue: Advertising, including sponsored posts.

  • Akronist

    OH

    The Akronist seeks to capture compelling multimedia stories of everyday people in the community. The website is an extension of the Akron Digital Media Center, a partnership between Akron Community Foundation and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The project trains citizens to create multimedia stories using small cameras and mobile devices, whose content is uploaded to social media and the Akronist website. Revenue: Grants, sponsorships.

  • Alhambra Source

    CA

    Alhambra Source is operated by the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism to serve the a city of about 85,000, predominantly Asian and Hispanic immigrants, in California's San Gabriel Valley. The site relies on community contributors working with a professional journalist. The site seeks to serve "as a forum for local voices, and a platform for the expression and development of writers, videographers, and photographers." Bonus points: Content in Spanish and Mandarin as well as English.

  • Altadena Now

    CA

    Altadena Now covers local news and events focused on the Altadena and Pasadena areas in California. The site now publishes daily. Revenue: Local web ads

     

  • AntiochTenn.com

    TN

    AntiochTenn.com covers schools, crime, business news and events in a suburban community in southeast Nashville. Antioch, zip code 37013, is a diverse area that is the largest community in Nashville. Our focus is to recapture the "small town newspaper feel" in a digital format. Revenue: Advertising, subscriptions.

  • Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

    AZ

    The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona. AZCIR’s mission is to produce, foster and promote investigative journalism through original and collaborative reporting, public events and trainings, for the betterment of our communities.

  • ARLnow

    VA

    Editor and founder Scott Brodbeck is a former local TV news producer. He launched ARLNow in January 2010, aiming to provide  up-to-the-minute local coverage in Arlington, VA. Brodbeck later launched Reston Now. In 2015, Brodbeck's company, Local News Now, sold another site, Bethesda Now to Bethesda Magazine, which planned to fold it into its website. Local News Now in 2015 also acquired Borderstan which covered several Washington, D.C. neighborhoods, but the site ceased publication in 2017. Another D.C. site, Hill now, stopped publishing in 2016.

  • Aspen Journalism

    CO

    Founded in January 2011, Aspen Journalism is a local, nonprofit, and investigative news organization.


  • Austin EcoNetwork

    TX

    Austin EcoNetwork is a community website and with a twice a week newslater featuring the latest environmental news in Austin, TX. It offers Eco news, Eco Events Calendar, Eco Jobs and an Austin Eco Directory. 

    Revenue: Advertising

  • Austin Monitor

    TX

    The Austin Monitor is a nonprofit site published by the Capital of Texas Media Foundation, which was formed in 2013 and received nonprofit status in 2015. The site covers civic affairs, including government and development, in Austin and central Texas. Revenue: Donations, sponsorships.

  • Austin Talks

    IL

    Austin Talks covers the large Austin neighborhood on Chicagos West side. Many stories are produced by students at Columbia College. Topics: Local news, opinion. Revenue: Grants.

  • Ballston Journal Online

    NY

    The Ballston Journal made the transition from print to digital-only in 2012. Prior to that, it was a newspaper that had covered the Ballston Spa, New York, community since 1798. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Baltimore Brew

    MD

    Baltimore Brew covers local news and aims to give readers their "daily mug of news and views." Topics: Politics, environment, real estate, business, education transportation, crime, media. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Baltimore Fishbowl

    MD

    Baltimore Fishbowl seeks to report the fun, factual and sometimes controversial scoop on local schools, real estate, money and power, culture, lifestyle and community. The work is all done by freelancers. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus Point: Exceptional site design.

  • Baristanet

    NJ

    Baristanet has been making local news entertaining and interactive in northern New Jersey since 2004. Group blog with citJ and commentary on local news, politics and events, with special focus on food and real estate; plus community discussion forums, polling, photos, mashup maps.

  • bctv.org

    PA

    bctv.org is a nonprofit corporation committed to providing live programming on cable TV and online, produced and hosted by people in the Berks County community. 
    Community members are welcome to submit stories, photos and video about issues, events and activities in Berks County as well as comments, opinions, and reviews. 



  • Beachwood Reporter

    IL

    Beachwood Reporter (named for local watering hole Beachwood Inn) is a Chicago site that combines political commentary with comedy, poetry,  and original essays. Veteran journalist Steve Rhodes leads a crew of unpaid contributors. Revenue: Advertising, donations

  • Bedford + Bowery

    NY

    Bedford + Bowery is operated by New York University's journalism school in collaboration with New York magazine. Local events, businesses, history and crime are among the topics covered in New York's East Village, Lower East side, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint. The magazine hosts the website and NYU provides a full-time editor as well as paid interns and freelancers. The site is the successor to a local site operated by NYU and the New York Times, the Local East Village, which operated from 2010-2013.

  • Bellevue Home Page

    TN

    This site is the newest addition to a group of sites under the former Home Page Media Group. In September 2016, the Home Page Media Group and Source Local Media merged to form BIGR Media. There are six sister sites: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page, The Rutherford Source, and William Source. BIGR Media also publishes Style Home Page, a fashion and lifestyle news site. Revenue: Advertising.

  • BenitoLink

    CA

    Benito Link is a community-driven, non-profit local news site serving rural Benito County, which borders Santa Clara County, California. The nonprofit site seeks donations and sponsorships among other funding sources. Its mission is to inform all residents in decisions and engage them in order to improve our community's "quality of life."

  • Bensonhurst Bean

    NY

    Ned Berke, who also publishes Sheepshead Bites, expanded in 2011 with this site for adjacent neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn. Update: In 2014, Berke sold the two sites to Corner Media, but remained on board as senior editor and associate publisher. Corner Media also operates six other sites in Brooklyn. Ditmas Park CornerSouth Slope NewsKensingtonBK, Park Slope Stoop and Fort Greene Focus. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Berkeleyside

    CA

    Berkeleyside covers local news from Berkeley, Calif. Founded by three professional journalists: Tracey Taylor, Lance Knobel and Frances Dinkelspiel. Topics: Local news, crime, business, arts, food etc. Revenue: Advertising, membership, events.

  • Bike Portland

    OR

    BikePortland covers all things bicycling in Portland, Oregon. In 2013, publisher Jonathan Maus joined forces with Michael Anderson, who had run Portland Afoot for three years. The site also has a podcast channel (TheBikePortland Podcast).

    Revenue: Advertising, photo sales, reader contributions.

  • Billy Penn

    PA

    Billy Penn is a mobile-first news platform launched in by web pioneer Jim Brady in October 2014 with a small team that includes digital veterans from traditional newsrooms. The goal is to drive engagement with younger news consumers in the crowded Philadelphia media market. In 2016, Gannett became an investor in Brady's Spirited Media and the company launched a sister site, The Incline, in Pittsburgh. Revenue: The site offers advertising and sponsored content; Brady hopes to create revenue streams from membership and events.

  • Birmingham Watch

    AL

    The Birmingham Watch covers public affairs topics, including politics and education, in Birmingham, Alabama. The site operates as a nonprofit. Revenue: Sponsorship and foundation support

  • Black Hills Knowledge Network

    SD

    The Black Hills Knowledge Network, a partnership with local libraries, seeks to be a central place where citizens can find key data about their community. Revenue: Grants

  • Bluffton Icon

    OH

    Fred Steiner launched The Bluffton Icon in 2009 for this rural northwestern Ohio community of nearly 4,000. Today it draws 1,000 views each weekday and has more than 55 advertisers. In March, 2012, Steiner launched a sister site, The Ada Icon, in a nearby community.

  • Brentwood Home Page

    TN

    Brentwood Home Page covers local news in the suburbs of Nashville, TN. It was launched in 2009 by co-founders Susan Leathers and Kelly Gilfillan and was the flagship site of the former Home Page Media Group. Gilfillan, a member of the board of LION Publishers, became sole owner in June 2014 after Leathers decided to pursue other interests. In September 2016, the Home Page Media Group merged with Source Local Media, another hyperlocal media group based in Nashville, to form BIGR Media. The new media group publishes six sister sites: Bellevue Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page, Rutherford Source, and William Source. BIGR Media also publishes Style Home Page, a fashion and lifestyle news site. Revenue: Advertising

  • Brick City Live

    NJ

    BrickCityLive.com is a website that covers the news, characters, business, art and culture in Newark, New Jersey. The site was founded in 2013 by journalist Andaiye Taylor. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Brick Shorebeat

    NJ

    Brick Shorebeat is focused on local news and events in New Jersey's Brick Township. The site was founded in 2014 by former Brick Patch.com editor Daniel Nee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Bridge

    MI

    Bridge is a nonprofit online publication that focuses on public policy issues in the state of Michigan including education, government, quality of life and vulnerable children and families. Revenue: Grants, donations.

  • Bristow Beat

    VA

    Bristow Beat is dedicated to telling unique stories from this suburban Northern Virginia town. It covers police and crime, schools, business and local development as well as events. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Broken Sidewalk

    KY

    This site covers urban issues in Louisville, Kentucky, including urbanism, development, and neighborhoods. Revenue: Advertising and Sponsorship 

  • Brookland Park Post

    VA

    The Brookland Park Post started in July 2015. The site covers community and local news in Richmond, Virginia. The publisher, John Murden, operates a sister site, Church Hill People's News. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • Brooklyn Based

    NY

    Brooklyn Based is a site that covers the people, places and events happening in Brooklyn. It was founded in 2007 by Nicole Davis. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Brownstoner

    NY

    Launched in 2004, Brownstoner began by chronicling Brooklyn’s rapid evolution through the lens of real estate and renovation.

    As Brooklyn transitioned from “outer borough” to primary destination, Brownstoner grew from a pioneering blog to a respected digital publication.

    Today, it is the Brooklyn media brand that people trust to help them find or sell a home, make a home better, and learn about the past, present and future of Brooklyn.

  • Buffalo Rising

    NY

    Buffalo Rising was founded to cover urban development and community activism in Buffalo. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Building Austin

    TX

    This site is about the growth and development in Austin, TX. It covers construction, transportation and political news about Austin. It posts frequently and engages its readers through social media. Revenue: Advertising

  • Bungalower

    FL

    Bungalower covers the downtown Orlando neighborhoods and Downtown Orlando. Launched by Matt Broffman, a former Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow, the site focuses on growth, development, quality of life issues, local events and real estate. Bungalower's revenue model is focused on consumer revenue vs just advertising revenue. Bungalower launched a Membership program in 2014.

  • Bushwick Daily

    NY

    Bushwick Daily is a news, culture and entertainment site focused on the Brooklyn neighborhood, Bushwick. It was founded in 2010 by former lawyer Katarina Hybenova. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • Cal Coast News

    CA

    The was co-founded by Daniel Blackburn in January 2008. He is a veteran journalist, best selling author and former capitol bureau chief for the Orange County Register. The site produces news in the public interest for San Luis Obispo County. The editor is Bill Loving.

  • Calbuzz

    CA

    Journalist, author, TV talk show host Jerry Roberts and pollster, writer and communication consultant Phil Trounstine head this site about California politics. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus Point: They were named by the Washington Post as the best non-partisan site about politics in California.

  • Cambridge Day

    MA

    Cambridge Day covers local news, events, business and arts and culture in Cambridge and Somerville, Mass. It has an advertising partnership with two sites in neighboring communities — Inside Medford and Your Arlington.

  • Camel City Dispatch

    NC

    Camel City Dispatch covers local news and events and has a variety of columnists providing strong editorial & opinion content. Launched in 2012, CCD is a daily publication focusing on Winston-Salem and Forsyth county NC. Categories of coverage include Community, Education, Public Safety, Arts & Innovation, Business, and Politics & Government. CCD is known statewide for its political and investigative coverage. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Cape Cod Today

    MA

    CapeCodToday.com, based in South Dennis, MA is the only free online new site covering the entiore Cape Cod area.  It was founded in February 1997 and is owned and operated by eCape.

  • Capitol Hill Blog

    WA

    Capitol Hill Blog, founded by Justin Carder, is a leader in Seattle's hyper busy micro local ecosystem. Lots of items contributed by users. Topics: Local news, events. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Carolina Public Press

    NC

    Founded in 2011, Carolina Public Press is a nonprofit online news service providing Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting and educational opportunities. Revenue: grants, donations.

  • Carson Now

    NV

    Carson Now, in operation since 2009, covers a mix of local events and local government and crime news. Revenue: Sponsorships and advertising.

  • Cary Citizen

    NC

    Cary Citizen covers news, sports, community, business, events, arts and more across Cary, NC and surrounding communities. They also provide business services including websites, photography, copywriting and video. The site won a Knight Digital Media Center fellowship in news entrepreneurship in 2011.

  • Catalyst Chicago

    IL

    Catalyst is a watchdog and resource for school improvement in Chicago, writing about what is working, what is not working and why. The site has four target audiences: parents, educators, community members and policy makers. 

  • Center for Investigative Reporting

    CA

    The Center for Investigative Reporting was established in 1977. It upped its digital presence significantly in 2009, when it founded Calfiornia Watch, an investigative news organization focused on the state of California. In 2012, CIR merged with The Bay Citizen, a two-year-old local news start up in San Francisco. In 2013, CIR consolidated California Watch and The Bay Citizen into a single brand and website. With the merger, CIR gained about $5 million in Bay Citizen donations, more than doubling its annual expenditures. The organization is increasingly focused on develoption national publication partners and growing syndication revenue. Its work has won numerous journalism prizes.

  • Chadds Ford Live

    PA

    The site provides local news, including police, fire and government news, for Chadds Ford, east of Philadelphia. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus points: Business directory.

  • Chalkbeat Colorado

    CO

    Chalkbeat Colorado used to be Ed News Colorado.  It is a founding bureau of Chalkbeat C, a nonprofit network of schools sites formed in 2013 that also includes Chalkbeats in New YorkIndiana and Tennessee. Chalkbeat was granted nonprofit tax status by the IRS in 2014. Revenue: Foundation grants, sponsorships, job board. 

  • Chalkbeat Indiana

    IN

    Chalkbeat Indiana, launched in 2014, is part of the small, nonprofit, Chalkbeat network that covers schools and education policy. Other sites: Chalkbeat Colorado, Chalkbeat New York, and Chalkbeat Tennessee. Chalkbeat was granted nonprofit tax status by the IRS in 2014. Revenue: Sponsorships, job board.

  • Chalkbeat New York

    NY

    Chalkbeat New York used to be Gotham Schools. It is a founding bureau of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit network of schools sites formed in 2013. Chalkbeat was co-founded by Education News Colorado (now Chalkbeat Colorado) and has opened news operations in Indiana and Tennessee. Chalkbeat was granted nonprofit tax status by the IRS in 2014. Revenue: Foundation grants, sponsorships, job board. 

     

  • Chalkbeat Tennessee

    TN

    Chalkbeat Tenneessee, launched in 2014, is part of the small, nonprofit, Chalkbeat network that covers schools and education policy. Chalkbeat was granted nonprofit tax status by the IRS in 2014. Other sites: Chalkbeat Colorado, Chalkbeat New York, and Chalkbeat Indiana. Revenue: Grants, job board.

  • Charlotte Agenda

    NC

    Local news - A user's guide to Charlotte.

  • Charlottesville Tomorrow

    VA

    Charlottesville Tomorrow was launched in September 2005 and is a non-profit organization. It focuses on local growth, development, education and politics.  Through media partnerships it provides content to the local newspaper, The Daily Progress. Revenue: Donations, grants, underwriting.

  • Chelsea Update

    MI

    Chelsea Update covers local events and community news in Chelsea, a small city in Michigan. The site was started in 2009, took a hiatus in 2011 and then re-launched in 2012. Revenue: Advertising, donations.

  • Chicago Talks

    IL

    Chicago Talks is run by Columbia College and gets most of its content from Columbia students. Topics: Local stories that other outlets are not covering, including Chicagos poorer neighborhoods. Revenue: Grants, university support. Exploring advertising.

  • Church Hill People's News

    VA

    Church Hill People's News is an all-volunteer site that covers the East End of  of Richmond, Va. With more than 100,000 pageviews per month and a real-world impact, CHPN has become a v community resource for sharing information and helping connect communities in a diverse and changing area of the city. In 2015, the publisher, John Murden, launched a sister site, Brooklyn Park Post. 

  • City Limits

    NY

    City Limits is a nonprofit news organization in New York City that "strengthens community engagement on civic, economic, and social justice issues." In addition to producing content, the organization organizes events centered on civic issues. Founded as a print organization in 1976, it launched a new website in 2010 and went online only in 2012. In 2011, City Limits received foundation funding to launch the Brooklyn Bureau and in 2012 City Limits acquired the Bronx News Network. In 2014, both sites had been folded into the main City Limits site and the Bronx segment was renamed Bronx Bureau. Revenue: Grants, ad sponsorships, donations, syndications.

  • Civil Beat

    HI

     

    Civil Beat is the largest news outlet dedicated to public affairs reporting about Hawaii. It focuses on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on important issues and challenges leaders to do better. Civil Beat also works to foster community discussion by providing a place where citizens can debate important issues in a civil manner. Revenue: Metered paywall with monthly subscriptions.

  • Coachella Valley Independent

    CA

    The Independent reports on local issues as well as arts and culture in desert communities of the Coachella Valley in inland Southern California. It also publishes a monthly print edition. Revenue: Advertising, gift certificate market, distribution services, memberships, events.

  • Columbus Underground

    OH

    Columbus Underground features events, entertainment, business and government coverate in Ohio's largest city. It also maintains active discussion boards. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Conejo Valley Happening

    CA

    Conejo Valley Happening is a local community site that focuses on arts, dining, and local events in Conejo Valley, a region of cities north of Los Angeles. It was started in 2014 by Susan Pascal, a former Patch.com editor. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Confluence Denver

    CO

    Confluence Denver covers development entreprenuership, and innovation in Denver. It was founded by Eric Peterson. Revenue: Foundations, sponsorships.

  • Connecticutt Health Investigative Team

    CT

    The Connecticut Health Investigative Team provides indepth coverage of health and safety issues, including veterans' health, women's health, and environmental health in Connecticut and the surrounding region. The nonprofit launched in 2012. Revenue: Grants, donations.

  • Corner Media Group

    NY

    Ditmas Park Corner anchors the Corner Media Group of neighborhood sites in Brooklyn. The site covers events and local news in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was the first site in a small network of neighborhood sites launched in 2013 by Liena Zagare, a local resident who previously published local news blogs that she sold to Patch in 2011 and became an editor at Patch. Other sites in Zagare's Corner News Media network: Park Slope Stoop, South Slope News, KensingtonBK. In 2014, Corner Media bought two additional Brooklyn sites, Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean from Ned Berke, as well as Fort Greene Focus from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Crosscut

    WA

    Crosscut began as an LLC that transitioned to a nonprofit serving Seattle and "The Greater Nearby." Crosscut aggregates local news and blogs and invites audience contributions in addition to its own original reporting. Pushing ahead in digital publishing, Crosscut also puts out a Kindle edition. Revenue: Advertisements and donations

  • CTNewsJunkie

    CT

    CTNewsJunkie features original reporting on state politics and policy as well as courts and the health care system. Revenue: Advertising, Content Usage Agreements (Syndication), donations, a directory of political businesses and organizations, and some sponsored content in 2016.

  • Davis Wiki

    CA

    Davis Wiki is a community information source in Davis, California, launched by Philip Neustrom and Mike Ivanov. They have expanded to create LocalWiki, nonprofit community improvement organization based in San Francisco. In 2013, Local Wikki listed more than 70 projects in 10 countries.

  • Dearborn Free Press

    MI

    This site covrs local doings in Dearborn, Michigan, including police, government, business and arts. It was established in 2009 by XI Publishing Inc., a media strategy and web design company in Dearborn.

    The Dearborn Free Press is a local news service, provided by IX Publishing, Inc. Re-energizing community and commerce in Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn’s free online newspaper serves over 90,000 people that live in the Dearborn area. 

  • Decatur Metro

    GA

    Publishing since late 2007, Decatur Metro is dedicated to bringing to readers the latest news from incorporated Decatur, Georgia and its surrounding communities. Revenue: Advertising

  • Delaware Business Now!

    DE

    A business-to-business website and five-day-a-week newsletter  serving the state of Delaware. The digital business was founded in 2013 by Doug Rainey, a 25-year veteran of business  journals  in the state of Delaware. The site  showed  steady growth in page views and advertising  under the name Delaware Business Daily and  as a PDF electronic business journal, the Delaware Business Bulletin.  In December of 2015, the site was rebranded under the Business Now name. 

  • Delaware Currents

    PA

    The Delaware Current covers environmental news about the Delaware River and its surrounding communities. The site is a registered 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. The site also publishes a monthly e-newsletter. Revenue: Sponsored content and reader donations

  • Dkon Pittsburgh Sports

    PA

    This site is based in Pittsburgh and started in 2014. It was started by Dejan Kovacevic,  a local sports columnist who wanted to strike out on his own and cover sports his way. He covers all Pittsburgh sports both professional and local collegiate sports. 

    Revenue: Paid app, subscription, sells site merchandise (hats with their logo, t-shirts, etc), advertising. 

  • Duke City Fix

    NM

    Duke City Fix began in 2005 in cooperation with local bloggers, ready to streamline Albuquerque content into one place. Seeded by publisher Chantal Foster, the site provided unedited coverage and commentary from bloggers on local cultural, art and food scenes alongside active community discussions, event listings and classifieds that could be added by any registered member on the site. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Eastsider LA

    CA

    The Eastsider LA, operated by Jesus Sanchez, covers Echo Park with snippets from 20 surrounding neighborhoods on the northeast side of Los Angeles. Topics: Crime, education, government, life. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Echo Park Online

    CA

    Echo Park Online provides the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park with an online community. Events and news are posted on the site, which launched in 2009 by publisher Eddie North-Hager, who also started Silver Lake Star. Revenue: Advertising, real estate listing.

  • EdHat

    CA

    EdHat has been publishing community news and serving as a place for community conversations since November, 2003. In 2013, Edhat had developed online several online communities in addition to the Santa Barbara site, includeng Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Sonoma. Revenue: Advertising and subscriptions. Bonus point: Highly engaged community is evident in the daily number of comments.

  • eParis Extra

    TX

    eParis Extra is an online news site that is structured like a conventional newspaper with community obituaries and regularly updated columns (topics ranging from politics, technology to health and senior living).  It is a for-profit organization associated with 413 Media Corp. Revenue: Local and web ads (flash promotion, photo stills, & sales promotions)

  • EQ (Entrepreneur Quarterly)

    MO

    EQ, short for Entrepreneur Quarterly, is a relatively new site that focuses on tech startups in St. Louis, MO. The site started in 2015 and supports itself with sponsorships by several large companies and universities. Supporters include Washington University and Saint Louis University, which distribute EQ's quarterly print magazine on their campuses. Revenue: Local company sponsorships, web ads.

  • Escondido Grapevine

    CA

    The Escondido Grapevine covers local news focused on the Escondido, San Marcos, and the Valley Center areas in California. Along with 24/7 online news coverage, the site now publishes a weekly print newspaper. Revenue: Sponsorships, web ads

     

  • Essex County Place

    NJ

    Essex County Place/PlaceNJ.com is unifying Essex County, New Jersey's 22 municipalities with news about business, education, transportation, media, and culture in Greater Newark. 

  • Eugene Daily News

    OR

    Eugene Daily News covers news, crime, events and culture in Eugene, Oregon. It was founded 2011 by Kelly Asay. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Evanston Now

    IL

    Evanston Now covers local news and events in Evanston, Illinois. The site was founded in 2006 by Bill Smith. Local advertising in its primary revenue source.

  • Exit133

    WA

    Exit133 covers planning, urban development, and real estate in Tacoma, Washington. 

  • Farmington Voice

    MI

    Farmington Voice is a local news site that covers the Farmington and Farmington Hills communities in Michigan. The site was founded in 2014 by Joni Hubred-Golden, a former Patch.com editor for those two cities. Revenue: Advertising, voluntary subscriptions, live events, video production, content services. 

  • Fayetteville Flyer

    AR

    The Fayetteville Flyer is an online news source focusing on professional city government reporting and coverage of local business, arts and events.

  • Florida Bulldog

    FL

    Florida Bulldog is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit news site, providing authoritative local, regional and statewide reporting in the public interest. Staffed by professional journalists, it carries staff-written stories about government and policy mixed with watchdog stories from national sites such as the Center for Public Integrity. Revenue: donations, story sales, advertising.

  • Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

    FL

    The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting was founded in 2010 to investigate corruption, waste and injustice in partnership with traditional and emerging news media in Florida. In 2016, the organization refocused on three programs: 1) offering individual grants of $500 to $5,000 to journalists working on Florida stories; investigating Islamophobia and the intersection of national security and civil liberties in partnership with national media; and acting as a fiscal sponsor for journalism organizations and individual journalists to receive funding that requires a 501(c)(3) umbrella. Revenue: Grants, individual contributions, data analysis.

  • Fort Greene Focus

    NY

    Covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Fort Green Focus started in 2009 as The Local, a neighborhood-specific site from The New York Times. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism ran the site in 2013 and 2014 as The Nabe. It was then acquired by Corner News Media and renamed Fort Greene Focus. The others are: Park Slop StoopDitmas Park CornerSouth Slope News and KensingtonBK. In 2014, Corner Media bought two additional Brooklyn sites, Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean from Ned Berke. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Franklin Home Page

    TN

    Franklin Home Page was launched in 2012 by Susan Leathers and Kelly Gilfillan under the former Home Page Media Group. In 2014, Gilfillan took full ownership of the site and launched four additional sites (Bellevue Home Page, Brentwood Home Page, Nolensville Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page). The Home Page Media Group merged with Source Local Media, another hyperlocal media group based in Nashville, to form BIGR Media in September 2016. BIGR Media also publishes Style Home Page, a fashion and lifestyle news site. Revenue: Advertising

  • Fremont Universe

    WA

    Freemont Universe is part of a network of Seattle neighborhood sites operated by Next Door Media, which was founded in 2008 by journalists Kate and Cory Bergman. The Bergmans also own My Ballard, Queen Anne View, Magnolia Voice, Maple Leaf Life, Wedgwood View, My Wallingford and UDistrict Daily. Phinney Wood, a partner site owned by another local couple, is also part of the network.

  • Front Porch Forum

    VT

    Front Porch Forum's mission is to help neighbors connect and build community.  We do that by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood forums.

    FPF currently serves every community in the state of Vermont and is exploring expansion to other locales.  More than one out of three households in Vermont participates in their local FPF.

  • Genesee Sun

    NY

    This site, launched by Joshua Williams, has implemented a paywall. After 90 seconds, users are asked to subscribe. With an annual subscription ($39.99), users are offered discounts at local businesses. Williams says he is maintaining about 10,000 unique visitors a month with the paywall. The site also draws revenue from advertising. Bonus points: Has a video portal and streams local high school sports and other programming.

  • Georgia CEO

    GA

    Georgia CEO launched in 2010 to publish more detailed coverage of business than other local publications were providing. In addition to profiles of local business owners and articles about business strategy, Georgia CEO conducts and features video interviews with local business leaders. It also maintains a business directory. With over 30,000 subscribers around the state our publications deliver daily, custom content in 8 locales. Albany CEO, Athens CEO, Metro Atlanta CEO, Augusta CEO, Columbus CEO, Macon CEO, Savannah CEO and Valdosta CEO. Revenue: Sponsorships.

  • Georgia Health News

    GA

    Georgia Health News is a nonprofit site that covers news about health care as well as a resource guide to help residents navigate the system. Revenue: Grants, sponsorships, donations.

  • Global Atlanta

    GA

    This site started in 1993 and covers an interesting niche of global business, education and culture with local Atlanta spin. The site engages in social media, maintains an extensive events calander, provides a job board and contact list. 

    Revenue: Advertising

  • Golden.com

    CO

    Golden.com was started in 2007 and covers community news in Golden, Colorado. The site has many useful links for tourists and locals including a dining, shopping and brewery directory. Revenue: Sponsorship and ads.

  • GOOD Morning Wilton

    CT

    GOOD Morning Wilton is a website that covers community events, news and profiles of people in Wilton, Connecticut. The site was founded by Heather Borden Hervé, who formerly worked for the Wilton Patch and has also produced TV news segments. Revenue: Local Advertising

  • Gotham Gazette

    NY

    Gotham Gazette is a Web site about the issues facing New York City. Coverage, digests and commentary on New York City current affairs and policy, arts, education, environment, and housing; community discussion forums; sub-sites on city government, immigration issues, community gazettes, state government.

  • Grand Prairie Reporter

    TX

    The Reporter is a blog that provides community news for Grand Prairie, just west of Dallas, Texas. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Great Lakes Echo

    MI

    The Great Lakes Echo covers environmental issues in the Great Lakes region. It was founded in 2008 by environmental journalist Dave Poulson and it is based in the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. Reporting is done by students, professors, journalists and the Capital News Service for this non-profit. Revenue: University- and foundation-supported.

  • GreenwichFreePress.com

    CT

    Greenwich Free Press is a local news source that covers government issues, real estate, schools, police & fire, business, arts and non-profit activity in Greenwich, Conn. The site launched in February 2014 by Leslie Yager, a former Patch.com editor. GFP offers a free daily newsletter 7 days a week at 6:00am. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Hawaii 24/7

    HI

    Hawaii 24/7 covers breaking news, sports, weather, business and entertainment on the big island. 

  • Hoboken411

    NJ

    Founded in 2006 by Perry Clausen, Hoboken411 reports on local events and businesses and also publishes opinion pieces. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Hoodline

    CA

    Hoodline covers 24 neighborhoods in San Francisco. Hoodline was founded in 2014 by Eric Elden, former TechCrunch editor Eric Eldon and Andrew Dudley, who had operated the local Haighteration site. In 2015, it raised $1.6 million in investment. In addition to traditional coverage, the site focuses on data about neighborhoods. Revenue: Investment.

  • iBrattleboro

    VT

    This site, run by a web development company, actively engages the community members of Brattleboro, VT with frequent news stories, comments and Twitter updates.

    Revenue: Advertising

  • inewsource

    CA

    inewsource is an investigative news organization that focuses on government, education, and health with data-driven reporting in San Diego and Imperial counties in southern California. The organization also teaches journalism students at San Diego State University, where it is based. Revenue: Grants, donations, sponsorships.

  • InMaricopa.net

    AZ

    InMaricopa.com, in addition to publishing a Web site, produces a monthly newspaper and quarterly magazine for the community of Maricopa, Ariz. Topics: Local news, business, education, sports, real estate, opinion. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Inside Medford

    MA

    Inside Medford covers breaking news, city governmnent and local events in the Boston suburb of Medford. It has an advertising partnership with two other local sites in neighboring communities, Cambridge Day and Your Arlington. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Insider Louisville

    KY

    This is a local news site that covers Lousiville Kentucky. They post frequently and engage the audience through social media. In addition to standard news coverage, the pay attention to business and startup news in the area as well. 

    Revenue: Advertising. They have a robust sales team. 

  • Intersections South LA

    CA

    Intersections is supported by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and includes college students as contributors. Additionally, high school students from south LA contribute to the site through a media literacy program. Topics: Community news, arts, business, education, politics. Bonus points: Reporter Corps program trains young adults to report on their community.

  • Investigate West

    WA

    Investigate West produces investigative reports on issues such as public safety and the environment in the the Pacific Northwest and the West. Revenue: Grants, donations.

  • Investigative Post

    NY

    Veteran investigative reporter Jim Heaney launched the Investigative Post in 2012 with help from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Knight Community Information challenge. The organization aims to "tell the stories that need to be told about the skullduggery and dysfunction that pervades Buffalo and WNY (Western New York)." Investigative Post has built a diverse revenue stream that includes funding from foundations, large and small donors, and earned income through the sale of content to media partners. Those partners include WGRZ TV (NBC), WBFO FM (NPR) and The Public (alternative news weekly). Investigative post also has working relationships The Capitol Pressroom, a public affairs program boradcast on 20 public radion stations across New York, seven daily newspapers around upstate, ProPublica and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

     

  • Iowa Watch

    IA

    IowaWatch, part of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is an independent, non-partisan news source that produces and encourages explanatory and investigative journalism in Iowa through collaborative, multimedia reporting with Iowa news organizations. The Center also educates college students to do this kind of journalism at a high, professional level. We inform the public so that it can be armed with the knowledge necessary to play its role in a democracy.

  • Jamaica Plain News

    MA

    After stints at Gatehouse Media and Patch, publisher Chris Helms  launched this site covering the historic Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain in early 2014 as America Online downsized its Patch network of local sites. Revenue: Advertising.

  • JD Land

    DC

    JDLand.com, operated by Jacqueline Dupree, covers D.C.s Ballpark District/Navy Yard, Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Topics: Neighborhood news, including housing, transportation, and business. Revenue: Advertising, primarily Google Adwords. Bonus points: Includes government data feeds, giving lists recent neighborhood crimes, space and building permits, service requests, and property sales.

  • Jersey Bites

    NJ

    A team of regional editors report on food news in various NJ counties. The site has been publishing since 2007. Revenue: Advertising

  • Jersey Shore Hurricane News

    NJ

    Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN) was launched on Facebook by city planner Justin Auciello just days before Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey in 2011. Auciello is a self-taught journalist. JSHN covers news, traffic, and weather and is also a community resource. JSHN has a content production and sharing agreement with WHYY's NewsWorks. In addition, in 2016, JSHN launched a newsletter and the Listening Post project, a community engagement, listening, and reporting tool using SMS. 

  • KensingtonBK

    NY

    KensingtonBK is one of four neighborhood sites in Brooklyn that are launched by Corner Media. The others are: Ditmas Park Corner, South Slope News, and Park Slope Stoop. In 2014, Corner Media bought two additional Brooklyn sites, Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean from Ned Berke, as well as Fort Greene Focus from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Kings River Life

    CA

    This site, launched in 2010 by journalist/author Lorie Lewis Ham, focuses on local events and lifestyles.

  • KyForward

    KY

    KyForward covers government, education, business and philanthropy in Kentucky, promising to serve up "overt community-building" along with the news. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Lake County News

    CA

    Lake County News covers local news and events for communities around Clear Lake, north of Santa Rose in California. Elizabeth Larson is editor and publisher. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Lake Texoma

    TX

    This site covers local, recreational and tourism information for Lake Texoma, a popular destination on the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. Lake Texoma is a larger site in a network of about a dozen hyperlocal tourist-oriented sites operated by LakeHub. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Larchmont Buzz

    CA

    Larchmont Buzz serves Larchmont Village, Hancock Park and the greater Wilshire areas of Los Angeles. In addition to local news, the site features a business directory. Launched in 2011, the site was acquired in 2015 by Elizabeth Fuller and Patrician Lombard. Revenue: Advertising

  • Last Best News

    MT

     

    Last Best News was launched in 2014. It covers the Billings, Mont., community and was started by publisher Ed Kemmick. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Latina Lista

    TX

    Latina Lista aims to "elevate the voices of Latinas and Latinos in mainstream media" by featuring multimedia reports on Latinos and issues of importance in their community. Led by Marisa Treviño, Latina Lista 

  • Levittown Now

    PA

    The site covers local news and events in Levittown, north of Philadelphia. Levittown Now was launched in 2013 by two former Patch reporters.

  • Lititz Daily News

    PA

    LititzDailyNews.com is an independent, online site that covers local news, sports, and events in Lititz, Pennsylvania. The site is run by a one-person team consisting of Lynn Rebuck, a journalist and former Christian humor columnist, speaker and comedian. Revenue: local advertising

  • LymeLine.com

    CT

    LymeLine.com has been covering community news for the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme (which chare a school system) in southeast Connecticut since 2003. Our tagline is 'Updated Daily Or As News Happens." Publisher Olwen Logan launched a sister site in 2009 for the nearby communities of Chester, Deep River and Essex, which also share a s school system: ValleyNewsNow.com  Revenue: Advertising.

  • Lynnwood Today

    WA

    Lynnwood Today is one of three sites north of Seattle, Washington, owned by Teresa Wippel. The site was founded in 2010 and acquired by Wippel in 2012. She also operates My Edmonds News and MLT News. The three community sites derive revenue from advertising and sponsorships of streaming local sports events. For more information on the operation, see the My Edmonds News site profile.

  • Magnolia Reporter

    AR

    Magnolia Reporter was founded by Mike McNeill, a longtime journalist who previously served as managing editor of the local newspaper. The site features news, business, sports, education, obituaries and other features.

  • Magnolia Voice

    WA

     

     

    Magnolia Voice is part of a network of Seattle neighborhood sites operated by Next Door Media, which was founded in 2008 by journalists Kate and Cory Bergman. The Bergmans also own My Ballard, Queen Anne ViewFremont Universe, Maple Leaf Life, Wedgwood View, My Wallingford and UDistrict Daily. Phinney Wood, a partner site owned by another local couple, is also part of the network.

     

  • Manchester Ink Link

    NH

    Manchester Ink Link was launched in 2014 by veteran New Hampshire journalist Carol Robidoux. Topics include police and fire news, community, events and local government. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Maple Leaf Life

    WA

    Maple Leaf Life is part of a network of Seattle neighborhood sites operated by Next Door Media, which was founded in 2008 by journalists Kate and Cory Bergman. The Bergmans also own My Ballard, Queen Anne View, Magnolia Voice, Fremont UniverseWedgwood View, My Wallingford and UDistrict Daily. Phinney Wood, a partner site owned by another local couple, is also part of the network.

     

     

     

     

  • Maryland Reporter

    MD

    Maryland Reporter is a nonprofit site covering state government since 2009. Revenue: Grants, sponsorhips, donations, advertising and payments from news organizations that carry its content. Maryland Reporter does not accept political advertising.

  • Mid-City Messenger

    LA

    Robert Morris, who launched Uptown Messenger in 2010, expanded with this second site serving a nearby New Orleans neighborhood in 2013. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Midtown KC Post

    MO

     The Midtown KC Post is a local news site focused on covering the midtown neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. It was founded in 2012 by Mary Jo Draper. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • Midwest Energy News

    MN

    This nonprofit site tracks important changes in the Midwest region in regard to shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy. Reporters from around the Midwest post frequently and engage with their readers through social media. Revenue: Donations.

  • Midwest Wine Press

    IL

    This site covers the wine business in the Midwest. It includes coverage of 11 midwest wine producing states. They use social media to engage their audience, and they post frequently. Revenue: Advertising

  • Mile High Gay Guy

    CO

    MileHighGayGuy.com covers the daily news and events in Denver's gay community. It was started in 2007 and is run by Drew Wilson. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Milford Live

    DE

    Milford Live serves a growing town of Milford in Delaware with local news, including government, schools, sports and police, with an emphasis on positive things happening in the community. Revenue: Advertising

  • Milwaukee Neighorhood News Service

    WI

    Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service publishes news and information for 17 neighborhoods in Milwaukee's urban core. Launched in 2011, the award-winning site is a project of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee. It offers content to other publications at not cost. Revenue: Foundation grants.

  • Milwaukee Record

    WI

    This site covers music and entertainment in Milwaukee, WI. They post freqently and they have a photo heavy interface. Revenue: Advertising

  • MinnPost

    MN

    MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise whose mission is to provide high-quality journalism for people who care about Minnesota. We publish online at www.minnpost.com Monday through Friday with a limited edition on Saturday and a Sunday Review. 

    Our goal is to create a sustainable business model for this kind of journalism, supported by corporate sponsors, advertisers, and members who make annual donations. High-quality journalism is a community asset that sustains democracy and quality of life, and we need people who believe in it to support our work.

  • Mission Local

    CA

    Mission Local is a news site focused on covering the community in San Francisco's Mission District. The site was founded in 2008 as part of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and is now run independently by Lydia Chávez, a Berkeley journalism professor and former New York Times reporter. Revenue: Memberships and Advertising.

  • Mississippi Today

    MS

    Mississippi Today covers new traditional topics with a focus on government policies and local politics affecting the state of Mississippi. They are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The site is also associated with the Institute for Nonprofit News. Revenue: Reader donations, private & corporate sponsorships, web ads

  • MLT News

    WA

    MLT News serves Mountlake Terrace, a community of 20,000 north of Seattle, Washington. It is operated by Teresa Wippel, who also operates My Edmonds News and Lynnwood Today as part of her My Neighborhood News Network. For more information on the operation, see the My Edmonds News site profile.

  • Monroe Local News

    GA

    The Monroe Local covers government, police, business, schools and local events in small city in Georgia. Journalist Sharon Swanepoel launched this site after working for Patch in the a couple of Georgia communities in 2010-2011. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Morristown Green

    NJ

    Morristown Green was originally launched in 2007 by the Newark Star-Ledger as an online experiment. It was relaunched in 2010 as an independent site by journalist Kevin Coughlin after he left the Star-Ledger. The site covers community news, events and business.  Bonus points: Coughlin has received numerous community awards. Revenue: Grants, advertising.

  • Motor City Muckracker

    MI

    The Motor City Muckracker is an independent news site that covers Detroit, Mich., and produces both news and investigative stories. It was founded in 2012 by journalist Steve Neavling, a former reporter for the Detroit Free Press. Revenue: Advertising.

  • My Ballard

    WA

    My Ballard is the first site launched by local online news pioneers Kate and Cory Bergman in 2007. They would go on to launch a half dozen other sites and form a network under the umbrella of Next Door Media. The Bergmans also own Queen Anne View, Magnolia Voice, Fremont Universe, Maple Leaf Life, Wedgwood View, My Wallingford and UDistrict Daily. Phinney Wood, a partner site owned by another local couple, is also part of the network. Revenue: Advertising.

  • My Edmonds News

    WA

    MyEdmondsNews.com, founded by veteran journalist Teresa Wippel, covers local news in Edmonds, Wash. Topics: Local news, local sports, education, business, local government, entertainment. Revenue: Advertising, streaming sponsorships. Wippel also operates Lynnwood Today and MLTNews.

  • My Everett News

    WA

    MyEverettNews.com is a hyper-local website that serves Everett, Washington. We began publishing in January of 2011. Our focus is on breaking news and we closely follow the activities of the Everett Police Department and Everett Fire Department. We also monitor Everett City Council decisions that may affect the majority of people living or working in Everett. We are a quick read from your smartphone, tablet or computer and provide links to additional information within our stories whenever we can. Our breaking news process begins on Twitter with photos and basic verifiede story information. We then publish our first draft on MyEverettNews.com with additional photos that provide greater context and quality. At that point we will also link the story to Facebook. We provide further updates on the original story page or more in-depth information in a subsequent posting on the MyEverettNews.com website. We are privately owned and operated and accept donations and advertising to cover our costs. As a rule we do not do editorials nor do we endorse candidates or ballot issues.

  • My Wallingford

    WA

    My Wallingford is part of a network of Seattle neighborhood sites operated by Next Door Media, which was founded in 2008 by journalists Kate and Cory Bergman. The Bergmans own My Ballard, Queen Anne View, Magnolia Voice, Freemont Universe, Maple Leaf Life, Wedgewood View, My Wallingford and UDistrict Daily. Phinney Wood is a partner site owned by another local couple.

     

  • mymcmedia

    MD

    The mymcmedia site is operated by Montgomery Community Media in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. The site produces original content and curates content from around the area.

  • MyVeronaNJ

    NJ

    MyVeronaNJ writes for the people who now live in Verona, the people who want to live here, and the people who used to live here and still think of it as home. Headed by a professional journalist, MyVeronaNJ.com has engaged its community in creating content and become the dominant media source in this New York City suburb. Revenue: Advertising and subscriptions 

  • Near North Now

    MI

    North News Now covers local news in Newaygo County north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Revenue: Advertising.

  • New Bern Now

    NC

    New Bern Now, founded in 2009 by Wendy Card, focuses on events and things to do in New Bern, a town in eastern North Carolina.

  • New Canaanite

    CT

    New Canaanite is a local news webiste that covers and provides in-depth reporting in a town of 20,000 in Connecticut. The site was founded in 2014 by Michael Dinan, who previously oversaw coverage for 48 news sites in Fairfield County, Conn. and Westchester County, N.Y. as a senior regional editor for Patch.com. Dinan has reported the site receives 28,000+ monthly unique visitors and 100,000+ monthly page views. Revenue: Advertising.

  • New England Center for Investigative Reporting

    MA

      

    Who We Are 

    Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying: “A free, aggressive, open and bold press is part of the spiritual core of our Democracy.” In an era where investigative reporting and journalism as a whole are struggling to endure, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) works to ensure their survival by producing award-winning, journalism and engaging a new generation committed to the core tenants of our democracy: a thriving and open press.

     Established in January 2009, NECIR--a nonprofit news outlet based at WGBH (PBS/NPR Boston) and affiliated with Boston University--  has grown in size from a staff of two to a staff of nine including the Center’s executive director, executive editor (the former Boston Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal), five reporters including a Pulitzer Prize winner and two Pulitzer finalists, a training manager and audience engagement/marketing director.

    We have become a leader in:

     --Generating in-depth national investigative stories – over 60% of our reporting (and growing);

    --Producing regional investigative journalism with national implications;

    --Training and educating aspiring (with a focus on persons of color) and professional journalists; and

    --Generating a diversified stream of earned revenue to support its programs and reduce its reliance on philanthropic support.

    We have produced more than 150 investigations and won close to a dozen awards for journalistic excellence, most of them national. We have proven that an investigative news nonprofit can both serve its local constituents AND national audiences AND generate a successful earned-income revenue stream.

     NECIR’s stories – like those of our larger-sized peers at Pro Publica and the Center for Public Integrity – have national reach and drive concrete change.

     NECIR puts equal emphasis on the second piece of its mission:  to train a new generation of investigative reporters.  Over the past seven years, the Center has trained more than 600 students and journalists from around the nation and the globe. 

    The Center has five training components, the largest being its Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop for High School Students which last summer attracted 132 students from 26 states and 15 countries.  NECIR offers four two-week sessions, three at Boston University and one—starting this year—at Boston College.   Students learn journalism basics in the morning sessions and work with experienced reporters each afternoon producing an investigative story that’s completed by the end of the two weeks.   The program’s overall goal is to teach students research, writing and critical thinking skills.

     Other training programs offered by NECIR include the Center’s Investigative Reporting Certificate Program, a one-week workshop each June that attracts working journalists and recent college graduates from around the nation and the globe; our national workshops—three each year in various cities across the country—done in collaboration with Investigative Reporters and Editors, the nation’s premiere investigative reporting organization; training of journalists in other countries, this year Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia; and one-day Watchdog Reporting Workshops around New England. 

    NECIR is the only nonprofit investigative journalism organization to have successfully pioneered an earned revenue stream totaling almost two-thirds of our $1.4 million budget. Training alone – including our high school workshop that is the largest in the country – brings in almost $400,000 a year. In addition the Center has strong partnerships with public media including WGBH (PBS/NPR) and WBUR (NPR),which together contribute almost $500,000 to NECIR’s budget.  This is revolutionary in this field … and essential if independent journalism is going to thrive.

  • New Haven Independent

    CT

    New Haven Independent is a professionally-staffed local news site in Connecticut, edited by Paul Bass and sponsored by the not-for-profit Online Journalism Project. Topics: Neighborhoods, government, politics, criminal justice, schools, business. Revenue: Foundation grants, advertising, donations. Bonus points: With grant funding,  spun off a sister site, the Valley Independent Sentinel, also professionally staffed, which serves five towns in Connecticuts Naugautuck Valley.

  • New Jersey Arts News

    NJ

    New Jersey Arts News is a nonprofit that produces short videos about innovative, creative activity in New Jersey. Unveiled a new website in 2013. Revenue: Grants, donations.

  • New Mexico In Depth

    NM

    New Mexico In Depth covers public affairs including local government and politics, environment and climate change, and criminal justice. The site has partnered with several local media organizations and public radio stations. Revenue: Donor support, web ads

  • Newark Pulse

    NJ

    Newark Pulse is an upbeat guide to entertainment and things to do in Newark, NJ. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Newport Dispatch

    VT

     Newport Dispatch News is a site that covers news and events in Newport and Orleans County in Vermont. It was founded in 2013 by Bryan Marovich. Revenue: Adveritising, donations.

  • NJ Spotlight

    NJ

    NJ Spotlight says its mission is to deliver "insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses." While the site has the support of several foundations, it also has developed a significant revenue stream staging public affairs conferences and webinars

  • NolaVie

    LA

    NolaVie was launched in 2011 by Times-Picayune contributor and non-profit executive Sharon Litwin and journalist Renee Peck. It covers arts and culture in New Orleans and has forged a content partnership with WWNO, the city's public radio station. Revenue: Donations, grants and sponsored content.

  • Nolensville Home Page

    TN

    Nolensville Home Page covers local community news in Nolensville, TN under the former Home Page Media Group umbrella. In September 2016, the Home Page Media Group merged with Source Local Media, another hyperlocal media group based in Nashville, to form BIGR Media. There are six sister sites: Bellevue Home Page, Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Spring Hill Homepage, Rutherford Source, and William Source. BIGR Media also publishes Style Home Page, a fashion and lifestyle news site. Revenue: Advertising

  • Noozhawk

    CA

    Noozhawk was founded in 2007 to fill a void for mainstream local news in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Now covering all of Santa Barbara County, it is the Central Coast’s fastest-growing news site.

    According to Google Analytics in March 2015, Noozhawk averages 13,000 unique visitors each day and has monthly traffic of 410,000 readers and 900,000 pageviews. Almost 10,000 subscribers receive a free daily A.M. Report email.

    The 24/7 online-only news organization utilizes a small staff of professional reporters and editors, and successfully enlists the community to supplement its coverage with a vast array of reader submissions. This unique arrangement allows Noozhawk to keep its seven full-time journalists focused on “hard” news and complex issues that require professional reporting.

    Noozhawk has a long record of successful and collaborative relationships with local businesses, foundations and organizations. It has conducted two major public engagement projects, one on the City of Santa Barbara’s budget, undertaken in partnership with the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement & Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, and the other called Let’s Talk Westside, with Just Communities Central Coast as part of the THRIVE Westside initiative.

    In addition to public engagement, Noozhawk has a growing national profile. It has twice been honored with California Health Journalism Fellowships at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. These fellowships resulted in an acclaimed Prescription for Abuse project in 2011 and a 2013 Safety Net series.

    By not taking editorial positions or making political endorsements, and by keeping opinions out of its reporting, Noozhawk has earned a reputation for impartiality that enhances its community influence.

    Noozhawk also is a founding member of the Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, a national association of now more than 125 all-digital, professional local news companies.

    Revenue: Advertising, project and section sponsorships

  • North Carolina Health News

    NC

    North Carolina Health News is an independent, not-for-profit, statewide news organization dedicated to covering health care in North Carolina. Founder Rose Hoban said the site was launched in 2011 in response to the decrease in health reporters around the state. It relies on small and in-kind donations. As of March, 2013, it is awaiting approval for federal 501c3 status.

  • North Wright County Today

    MN

    North Wright County Today is an online news source that covers the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. The site was founded by Mike Schoemer in 2014. Schoemer was a former editor covering that area and more for Patch.com. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Now Habersham

    GA

    Now Habersham is a local news site that covers Habersham County, Georgia. Now Habersham was founded in 2014 by Joy Purcell, a former TV and radio reporter. Revenue: Advertising.

  • NOWCastSA

    TX

     NOWCastSA is a nonprofit community news organization that was created to address the scarcity of meaningful local news and information in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area, to democratize local data and to get people engaged in their community. Its mission is to promote and facilitate an inclusive civic conversation by empowering neighbors to identify common issues and share information through education, training, community news, events and multimedia.

     

  • Oak Ridge Today

    TN

    Oak Ridge Today covers local news, including police, fire, schools and business, in Oak Ridge and eastern Tennessee. It also tracks the U.S. Department of Energy's Oakridge National Laboratory. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Oakland County 115 News

    MI

    The Oakland County One-Fifteen is a site that covers Oakland County, Michigan. The site was founded in 2009 to cover Ferndale and eventually expanded in 2014 to cover all of Oakland County. Revenue: Advertising, donations.

  • OCNJ Daily

    NJ

    OCNJ Daily covers local news in Ocean City, New Jersey. The site was started by Doug Bergen in 2014. Bergen was a former Patch.com editor for Ocean City. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Oklahoma Watch

    OK

    Oklahoma Watch is an investigative news site that focuses on data-driven reporting about key topics in the state, including addiction, immigration, criminal justice and education. The site launched in 2010 and produced coverage that helped bring about prison reform in Oklahoma. After a hiatus in 2012, the site relaunched in 2013 with a new editor, David Fritze, who had been a senior editor at The Arizona Republic. The site is funded by several foundations that are represented on its board of directors and the operation is housed at the University of Oklahoma.

  • On The Water

    MA

    This site covers fishing news in the Northeast Region of the United States. They post frequently and engage their audience on social media with fun photos and recipes for the fish caught in the community. Revenue: Advertising

  • Only Oswego

    IL

    Only Oswego is a local news site that covers Oswego, Ill. It is run and was founded by Steven Jack in 2014. Jack was a former regional editor for Patch.com. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • Oregon Arts Watch

    OR

    Barry Johnson, a former art critic for The Oregonian, launched this site in 2010. Topics: Theater, music, dance, art, culture. Revenue: Advertising, membership (subscription).

  • Orleans Hub

    NY

    The site serves Orleans County in western New York state. Launched in 2013 by journalist Tom Rivers and The Lake Country Penny Saver owner Karen Sawicz. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Oswego County Today

    NY

    Oswego County Today is an independent local news site for Oswego County, N.Y. What started as Fulton Daily News.com merged with Oswego Daily News.com. Topics: Local news, sports, police logs, health, classifieds, obits, event listings, birthday greetings. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Park Slope Stoop

    NY

    Park Slope Stoop is one of four Brooklyn neighborhood sites launched by Corner Media. The others are: Ditmas Park Corner, South Slope News and KensingtonBK. In 2014, Corner Media bought two additional Brooklyn sites, Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean from Ned Berke, as well as Fort Greene Focus from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Pasadena Now

    CA

    Pasadena Now covers business, culture, community and government, among other local topics in the Southern Calfornia town of Pasadena. The site gained some notoriety in 2007, when it outsourced some local reporting to journalists in India Revenue: Advertising.

  • Passyunk Post

    PA

    Passyunk Post was launched in July 2012 by Albert Stumm, a journalist at the Philadelphia Daily News. The site covers news, restaurants, development, events and overall city living in South Philadelphia, branching out past the original East Passyunk coverage area to include Newbold, Pennsport, Point Breeze, Graduate Hospital, Queen Village, Bella Vista and more. 

  • Philadelphia Neighborhoods

    PA

    Philadelphia Neighborhoods is the cornerstone of the journalism department at Temple University. Students in the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab contribute stories on government, arts, sports, science and more in Philadelphia's neighborhoods. Revenue: University-supported.

  • Philly Voice

    PA

    Philly Voice was founded by three veterans of Philly.com, carrying a mix of local, national and international news. It appears to benefit from start up investment and is relatively well staffed on the development side. According to one report, George Norcross, a local Philadelphia businessman, political boss, and one-time co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer is backing the site. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • PhinneyWood.com

    WA

    PhinneyWood.com covers two neighborhoods in Seattle and was launched in 2008 by a couple who live in the neighborhood. It is part of an ad network of Seattle neighborhood sites operated by Next Door Media, which launched its first site, My Ballard, in 2007.

  • Pine Tree Watchdog

    ME

     

    Pine Tree Watchdog, a publication of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, keeps citizens informed about their government and their public servants through original investigative research and featured content from outside sources. Since its launch in December 2009, the site has provided content on elections, ethics, public safety, and political issues. Revenue: Donations, foundation grants.

  • Planet Princeton

    NJ

    Planet Princeton aims to be "an online forum for all things Princeton," covering highly local news, events and community issues.

  • PoPville

    DC

    PoPville, formerly Prince of Petworth, chronicles the happenings in Washington DCs neighborhoods with a particular focus on Petworth, Columbia Heights, U Street, Mt. Pleasant, Logan Circle and others. Publishing since 2006, it has gained the attention of mainstream media such as when WaPo wrote that the site probably knows more about the District than some beat cops. Revenue: Advertising.

  • PORT

    OR

    PORT covers art events, news and reviews from the point of view of the Portland, Oregon art community.  The site features various links highlighting current art shows, artist interviews, photoblogs and recent reviews. Revenue: Sponsorships

     

  • Potomac Local

    VA

    Journalist Uriah Kiser launched Potomac Local in 2010 to serve local news readers in Virginia's Potomac communities. In March 2013, Potomac Local was credited by other local media with being first to break the news of a shooting at Quantico that left three Marines dead. In 2014, Kiser introduced sections on the site for news of neighboring areas of Manassas and Stafford. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Prairie Village Post

    KS

    Prairie Village Post serves the northeast section of Johnson County, Kansas. It was founded in 2010 by Jay Senter and his wife, Julia Westhoff.

  • Progress Illinois

    IL

    Progress Illinois, with a progressive stance, covers politics and policy news from around the state. Topics: Economy, media, health care, transportation, labor, environment, prisons, education, politics. Revenue: Sponsorships.

  • ProPublica

    NY

    ProPublica is an investigative news organization with a national reach and an annual budget of about $10 million. ProPublica seeks to produce stories with "moral force" by exposing exploitation and violations of the public trust. Known for the quality of its journalism, ProPublica has won two Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other journalism awards. It often publishes a major story excclusively with one other publication and then encourages other outlets to pick up the story. Revenue: Grants, donations.

  • Public Source

    PA

    PublicSource delivering investigative news about key issues in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. In collaboration with radio stations, newspapers, the outlet looks on the issues including fracturing and reincorporation after military life.

  • Q Notes

    NC

    This site aims to serve the LGBT and straight ally communities of Charlotte and the Carolinas with a focus on LGBT life and social justice issues. Editorial content consists of news, features, and views, as well as entertainment stories. It engages its readers through the website, newsletter and a print edition as well as social media. Revenue: Advertising.

  • QCityMetro

    NC

    Founded by journalist Glenn Burkins, Qcitymetro.com provides news and information for the African American community of Charlotte, N.C. Topics: Local news, faith, social and community organizations, sports. Revenue: Advertising, eCommerce.

  • Queen Anne View

    WA

     

     

    Queen Anne View is part of a network of Seattle neighborhood sites operated by Next Door Media, which was founded in 2008 by journalists Kate and Cory Bergman. The Bergmans also own My BallardMagnolia Voice, Fremont Universe, Maple Leaf Life, Wedgwood View, My Wallingford and UDistrict Daily. Phinney Wood, a partner site owned by another local couple, is also part of the network.

  • Racine County Eye

    WI

    Racine County Eye, serving eastern Racine County in Wisconsin, was launched by two former Patch editors after the AOL network of local sites underwent significant downsizing. Revenue: Advertising.

    We are a news website that delivers timely and up-to-date news for residents of eastern Racine County.

    Co-owners Heather Asiyanbi and Denise Lockwood have an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. Since launching the site in January 2014, we have grown our audience to 50,000 (and growing!) monthly unique visitors, and we had 1.7 million pageviews in 2015, up from 1.3 million in 2014.

    We believe that a strong online local news presence helps build strong communities. We cover issues in local and state government, crime, business, and local events.

  • Raleigh Public Record

    NC

    Raleigh Public Record covers local government with an emphasis on planning and development. Revenue: Donations, sponsorships.

  • Ravenna Blog

    WA

    A site focused on the Ravenna area in Northeast Seattle, Ravenna Blog seeks to report on area news and foster and encourage civic engagement in the community. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Ray's Weather Center

    NC

    This weather site started as a hobby for a North Carolina computer scientist. But the heavily trafficked site has become a business for Ray Russell and his family. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Reboot Illinois

    IL

    Reboot Illinois covers the local economy, government, tax policies and education. The site is active on Facebook and Twitter. The site actively encourages a public discussion of local issues. Revenue: Donations, paid subscriptions sponsored content, private funding, company sponsorships and web advertising. 

  • Red Bank Green

    NJ

    Hyperlocal news, features and helpful information about Red Bank, NJ and nearby towns.

  • Reston Now

    VA

    ARLNow publisher Scott Brodbeck established Reston Now in 2013. It is one of two sites he operates in the Washington, D.C. area. He previously operated Hill Now and Borderstan, which cease publication in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

  • Richland Source

    OH

    The Richland Source is a local site that covers the people and happenings in Richland County, Ohio. It was founded in 2013. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Richmond Biz Sense

    VA

    Richmond BizSense is a website focused on news about new businesses and the economy in Richmond, Virginia. It was founded by Aaron Kremer in 2008. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Richmond Pulse

    CA

    Richmond Pulse is a nonprofit news site with a monthly print publication whose content is developed by young people. Richmond Pulse aims to offer a counter-point to negative perceptions of Richmond and amplify voices of underserved residents. Revenue: 10-year grant from the California Endowment.

  • RiverheadLOCAL

    NY

    RiverheadLOCAL and  SoutholdLOCAL are community news websites for the two towns of Long Island's North Fork on the East End of Suffolk County, New York.  The company was founded by husband and wife team Peter Blasl and Denise Civiletti in January 2010, when they launched RiverheadLOCAL.com. In March 2014, they launched a their second site, SoutholdLOCAL.com. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Rockingham Update

    NC

    The Rockingham Update covers community and local news in Rockingham County, NC. The site also features a calendar section where readers can advertise local events. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Roosevelt Islander Online

    NY

    This site started in 2009. It posts frequently in a blog format. There is a variety of engagement opportunities for readers. They include active comments, events, and reporting different issues as well as social media. 

    Revenue: Advertising

  • Sacramento Press

    CA

    The Sacramento Press covers local events, news, sports, etc in Sacramento, CA. The site says it strongly believes strengthening community ties “while focusing on reporting news in a way that is engaging, professional, relatable, and hyperlocal.” Launched in 2008 by entrepreneur Ben Ilfeld, the publication struggled to find a revenue model. In 2013, Ilfeld sold the Sacramento Press to David Terry, who operates a local marketing firm. Revenue: Web ads

     

  • San Angelo LIVE

    TX

    San Angelo LIVE is owned and operated by Hyde Interactive, a digital web development and advertising agency. The site features a mix of civic news along with crash and crime news. The "LIVE! Daily" email is read by 30,000 people--opened by 30,000-- per day. Revenue: Advertising.

  • San Francisco Appeal

    CA

    The San Francisco Appeal covers local news, especially crime news, as well as arts and events. Revenue: Advertising.

  • San Francisco Public Press

    CA

    The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization that publishes a website and quarterly newspaper. Public Press journalists explain complex local policy issues in an accessible way, investigating problems and reporting on ideas for tangible solutions in areas such as  education inequality, health care, affordable housing, climate change, homelessness, public safety, and labor standards. Revenue: Donations, grants, membership.

  • Saucon Source

    PA

    Saucon Source covers Pennsylvania's Saucon Valley. Topcs include government, business, schools police. The site also has a local business directory. It was launched in 2014 by Josh Popichak, a local journalist and former Patch editor. Revenue: Advertising, sponsorships, social media management.

  • Scene SC

    SC

    This is a site that covers the South Carolina indie music scene. They post freqently about concerts, news and events. They engage their audience through a variety of social media platforms. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • Seattle Bike Blog

    WA

    The Seattle Bike Blog covers bike only news and opinion in Seattle, WA. The site features useful links, including a “Stolen Bikes” section which helps readers connect to one another. Revenue: Web ads and reader subscriptions

  • Seattle Gay Scene

    WA

    The Seattle Gay Scene covers local light news for the LGBT community in Seattle, WA. Topics range from local events and tech news to entertainment and nightlife. According to “Alexa,” the web information service owned by Amazon.com, it is the number one most visited LGBT news site in Seattle. Revenue: web ads (Note: The site is javascript/image heavy and may take some time to load for slower internet connections.)

  • Seattle Transit Blog

    WA

    The Seattle Transit Blog is niche topic site covering transit and land use issues in the Puget Sound region in Washington. The site publishes a weekly newsletter. The site also features a “Definitions” section for reader reference and a “Seattle for Visitors” page with useful public transit information for tourists. It is a registered 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Revenue: Donations, event fundraisers, and sponsorships.

  • Sheepshead Bites

    NY

    Sheepshead Bites, founded in May 2008 by journalist Ned Berke, began as a blog about Sheepshead Bay, a Southern Brooklyn neighborhood. It soon grew a following, and after a few years operated as a news site. Berke launched Bensonhurst Bean to cover adjacent Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. Update: In 2014, Berke sold the two sites to Corner Media, but remained on board as senior editor and associate publisher. Corner Media also operates six other sites in Brooklyn. Ditmas Park CornerSouth Slope NewsKensingtonBKPark Slope Stoop and Fort Greene Focus. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Shore Sports Zone

    NJ

    The Shore Sports Zone was started by former broadcast reporter Rich Champranis in 2014. It covers high school sports along the Jersey Shore. Revenue: Advertising.

  • SiliconHills

    TX

    This site covers technology news in San Antonio and Austin, Texas with stories about technology events and issues, entrepreneurs, companies and creative people. Revenue: Advertising, sponsorship 

  • Silver Lake Star

    CA

    Silver Lake Star is a community website and portal for residents in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California. It was founded by Eddie North-Hager and Betsy McClellan Hall in 2012 and seeks reader posts. They also started Echo Park Online. Revenue: Advertising, real estate listings.

  • Soo Today

    CN

    SooToday.com started in 2000. It is part of the Candian Village Media Group of sites that serve Ontario. They post frequently and engage readers.  Other sites include BayToday.ca (North Bay), TimminsToday.com, BarrieToday.com, GuelphToday.com.

    Revenue: local and national display advertising, classified advertising.

  • South Slope News

    NY

    South Slope News is one of four neighborhood news sites in Brooklyn, NY, launched by Corner Media. The others are Ditmas Park Corner, Park Slope News and KensigntonBK. In 2014, Corner Media bought two additional Brooklyn sites, Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean from Ned Berke, as well as Fort Greene Focus from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Revenue: Advertising.

  • SpokaneFAVS

    WA

    SpokaneFAVS provides non-sectarian coverage of religion, spirituality and ethics in the Inland Northwest. We promote dialogue through online journalism and community engagement opportunities.

     

  • Spring Hill Home Page

    TN

    Spring Hill Home Page is one of five sites in communities around Nashville, TN operated under the former Home Page Media Group, owned by co-founder Kelly Gilfillan. In September 2016, the Home Page Media Group merged with Source Local Media, another hyperlocal media group based in Nashville, to form BIGR Media. Sister sites include: Bellevue Home Page, Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page, Rutherford Source, and William Source. BIGR Media also publishes Style Home Page, a fashion and lifestyle news site. Revenue: Advertising

  • StateCollege.com

    PA

    StateCollege.com covers State college, PA., home of Penn State University, and a student-run sister publication, Onward State, covers the campus. Publisher Daniel Myers reports that revenues are more than $1 million annually. Between the two websites, Monthly traffic averages 2.5 million page views and 800,000 people each month. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Stillwater Current

    MN

    The site, founded and operated by Shawn Hogendorf, serves Stillwater near Saint Paul, Minn. Hogendorf, who works as a digital editor and social media specialist for the St. Paul school district, was formerly a Patch editor in Stillwater. Revenue: Advertising, 

  • Stu News Laguna

    CA

    Stu News Laguna is the #1 news source in Laguna Beach, California - with more readers than the newspapers in town print copies. We provide a mix of city, police, and community news - putting out new editions twice a week and breaking news when it happens (almost 100 new editorial items each issue). We average 22,000 unique readers monthly - this number has grown by about 15% every year. Our revenue (advertising) has grown comfortably and organically alongside our readership growth - our readership to revenue ratio is about 1:1. Above and beyond the readership numbers - the community engages with us on a deep and profound level, which really makes the ship sail. There is a great sense of pride and community ownership over Stu News Laguna - some might even say a cult following vibe to it all.

  • Summit County Citizens Voice

    CO

    Professional journalist Bob Berwyn is at the helm of this site dedicated to reporting unfiltered and uncensored news from Summit County, Colorado and beyond. Revenue: Advertising, donations

  • TAP into Basking Ridge

    NJ

    TAP into Basking Ridge is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Bayonne

    NJ

    TAP into Bayonne is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Michael and Lauryn Shapiro launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, it evolved into a franchise and was later re-branded to TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Berkeley Heights

    NJ

    TAP into Berkeley Heights is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Berkeley Heights also operates TAP into Mountainside. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Bloomfield

    NJ

    TAP into Bloomfield iis an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Bloomfield also operates TAP into Nutley. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Chatham

    NJ

    TAP into Chatham is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Clark

    NJ

    TAP into Clark is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Cranford

    NJ

    TAP into Cranford is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publishers of TAP into Cranford also operate TAP into Kenilworth. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Denville

    NJ

    TAP into Denville is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. The publisher, Michael Shapiro, also operates the TAPinto network of more than 50 independent sites, including sis sites he owns. Shapiro and his wife, Lauryn launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, Shapiro converted it to a franchise model that was re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into East Brunswick

    NJ

    TAP into East Brunswick is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Publisher Rob Rakossy also operates TAP into Milltown/Spotswood. Revenue: Advertising

     

  • TAP into East Hanover/Florham Park

    NJ

    TAP into East Hanover/Florham Park is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into East Orange/Orange

    NJ

    TAP into East Orange is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Edison

    NJ

    TAP into Edison is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Elizabeth

    NJ

    TAP into Elizabeth is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Flemington/Raritan

    NJ

    TAP into Flemington/Raritan is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Hillsborough

    NJ

    TAP into Hillsborough is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Hirsch also operates TAP into Somerville. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Kenilworth

    NJ

    TAP into Kenilworth is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publishers of TAP into Kenilworth also operate TAP into Cranford. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Livingston

    NJ

    TAP into Livingston is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Publishers Jackie Schatell and Jessica Marrone Parkes also operate TAP into West Essex and TAP into West Orange. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Madison

    NJ

    TAP into Madison is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Michael and Lauryn Shapiro launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, it evolved into a franchise and was later re-branded to TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising, native content, sponsorship, eblasts

  • TAP into Mahopac

    NY

    TAP into Mahopac is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Millburn/Short Hills

    NJ

    TAP into Milburn is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Michael and Lauryn Shapiro launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, it evolved into a franchise and was later re-branded to TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising, native content, sponsorship, eblasts

  • TAP into Milltown/Spotswood

    NJ

    TAP into Milltown/Spotswood is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Publisher Rob Rakossy also operates TAP into East Brunswick. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Montclair

    NJ

    TAP into Montclair is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Montville

    NJ

    TAP into Montville is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Morristown

    NJ

    TAP into Morristown is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Mountainside

    NJ

    TAP into Mountainside is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Mountainside also operates TAP into Berkeley Heights. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into New Providence

    NJ

    TAP into New Providence is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Michael and Lauryn Shapiro launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, it evolved into a franchise and was later re-branded to TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising, native content, sponsorship, eblasts

  • TAP into Newton

    NJ

    TAP into Newton is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Newton also operates TAP into Sparta. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

    NJ

    TAP into North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Michael and Lauryn Shapiro launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, it evolved into a franchise and was later re-branded to TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising

     

     

  • TAP into North Salem

    NY

    TAP into North Salem is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Nutley

    NJ

    TAP into Nutley is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Nutley also operates TAP into Bloomfield. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Passaic Valley

    NJ

    TAP into Passaic Valley is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Paterson

    NJ

    TAP into Paterson is an independently-owned local news site in the TAPinto.net network. The publisher, Michael Shapiro, also operates the TAPinto network of more than 50 independent sites. Shapiro and his wife, Lauryn launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, Shapiro converted it to a franchise model that was re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. In addition to the network, Shapiro operates a total of six TAPinto sites. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Piscataway

    AL

    TAP into Piscataway is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Plainfield

    NJ

    TAP into Plainfield is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Rahway

    NJ

    TAP into Rahway is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Randolph

    NJ

    Tap into Randolph is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Roselle/Roselle Park

    NJ

    TAP into Roselle/Roselle Park is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Roxbury

    NJ

    TAP into Roxbury is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Scotch Plains/Fanwood

    NJ

    TAP into Scotch Plains/Fanwood is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into SOMA

    NJ

    TAP into SOMA is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Michael and Lauryn Shapiro launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, it evolved into a franchise and was later re-branded to TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising, native content, sponsorship, eblasts

  • TAP into Somers

    NY

    TAP into Somers is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Somers also operates TAP into Yorktown. Revenue:Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Somerset Hills

    NJ

    TAP into Somerset Hills is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Somerville

    NJ

    TAP into Hillsborough is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. The publisher also operates TAP into Somerville. The TAPinto network, launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into South Brunswick-Cranbury

    NJ

    TAP into South Brunswick-Cranbury is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into South Plainfield

    NJ

    TAP into South Plainfield is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising, native content, sponsorship, eblast.

  • TAP into Sparta

    NJ

    TAP into Sparta is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. The publisher of TAP into Sparta also operates TAP into Newton. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Springfield

    NJ

    TAP into Springfield is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Summit

    NJ

    TAP into Summit is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into the BReeze

    NJ

    TAP into the BReeze is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Union

    NJ

    TAP into Union is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008 by Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Verona/Cedar Grove

    NJ

    TAP into Verona/Cedar Grove is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Warren

    NJ

    TAP into Warren is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.