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  • 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.

  • Ada Icon

    OH

    Ada Icon, sister site to Bluffton Icon, launched in 2012 serving the town of Ada in northwestern Ohio. Fred Steiner operates the two sites. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Altadena Now

    CA

    Altadena Now covers local news and events focused on the Altadena and Pasadena areas in California. The site now publishes daily. Publisher James Macpherson also operates Pasadena Now. Revenue: Advertising

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 part of the Home Page Media Group and covers local news in the Nashville suburb of Bellevue. Sister sites: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page, The Rutherford Source. 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.

  • 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. In 2017, Spirited Media took over operations of a third site, Denverite. Revenue: The site offers advertising and sponsored content; Brady hopes to create revenue streams from membership and events.

  • Bklyner

    NY

    Bklyner was formed in 2017 with the merger of a more than half dozen neighborhood news sites sites launched or acquired by Brooklyn community news pioneer Leina Zagore starting in 2013. Bklyner covers covers events and local news in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. Previous sites were Ditmas Park Corner, Park Slope Stoop, South Slope News, KensingtonBK as well as Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean acquired from Ned Berke in 2014, and Fort Greene Focus acquired from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Revenue: Advertisting, membership.

  • 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. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Brentwood Home Page

    TN

    Brentwood Home Page launched in 2009, the flagship of Home Page Media Group, which covers local news in the suburbs of Nashville, TN. Kelly Gilfillan, a member of the board of LION Publishers, became sole owner in June 2014. In October 2018, FW Publising acquired the Home Page Media Group, with Gilfillan overseeing the group as associate publisher. The group also publishes Bellevue Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page, and Spring Hill Home Page. 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, who subsequently launched Toms River Shorebeat and Lavallette-Seaside & Ortley Beach Shorebeat. Revenue: Advertising.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Charlotte Agenda

    NC

    Charlotte Agenda, which bills itself "a users guide to Charlotte, covers business, real estate and things to do for a younger audience. More than two-thirds of the audience is 18-44 years old. While the site has been successful in Charlotte, N.C., an effort to expand to Raleigh failed in 2017. Revenue: Advertising, sponsorship.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coconut Grove Grapevine

    FL

    A local news site focused on Coconut Grove, a small village in Miami, Florida. News, opinions, and photography. Editor and publisher is Tom Falco. Revenue: advertising.

  • 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

  • E'ville Eye

    CA

    The E'ville Eye is Emeryville, CA's only independent news site. The Eye covers crime, local government, business, development and new restaurants. Revenue: Advertising, membership and a couple of "patron" donors. 

  • East Cobb News

    GA

    This site covers East Cobb, a suburban area northwest of Atlanta, with general-interest news and information and a focus on local government, schools, transportation, public safety, small business, community service and events. Revenue: Local advertising. 

  • East County Today

    CA

    Local news for three California counties and Sacramento. Maintains a newsletter, event listings and a podcast. Revenue: donations, marketing services and 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.

  • 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.

  • El Paso Herald Post

    TX

    This site covering news, opinion, sports and other topics for El Paso and surrounding areas in southwest Texas was launched in 2015, by Chris Babcock, publisher and editor-in-chief.  The El Paso Herald Post recently launched a podcast and offers live video reports, multimedia stories and television show development in partnership with a local PBS station. A sister site, Horizon City, covers a small community in the area. Revenue: advertising.

     

  • eNews Park Forest

    IL

    This site serves the community of Park Forest south of Chicago, covering local government crime, education, local businesses and community and human interest news. Publisher is Gary Kopycinski. Revenue: Subscriptions

  • 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)

  • 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, advertising

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Franklin Home Page

    TN

    Franklin Home Page was launched in 2012 by Susan Leathers and Kelly Gilfillan as part of Home Page Media Group, which covers local news in the suburbs of Nashville, TN. Kelly Gilfillan, a member of the board of LION Publishers, became sole owner in June 2014. In October 2018, FW Publising acquired the Home Page Media Group, with Gilfillan overseeing the group as associate publisher. The group also publishes Brentwood Home PageBellevue Home PageHome  Nolensville Home Page, and Spring Hill Home Page. Revenue: Advertising

  • 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.

  • Gentilly Messenger

    LA

    Gentilly Messenger was launched in 2016 and covers government, politics, business, crime and community events at the neighborhood level in the Gentilly area of New Orleans. Sister sites are Uptown Messenger and Mid-City Messenger. 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

  • Grand Prairie Reporter

    TX

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

  • Greenwich Free Press

    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. 

  • 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.

  • Horizon City

    TX

    Horizon City is a local news site for a community of 20,000 near El Paso that launched in 2003. The El Paso Herald Post is a sister site covering the greater El Paso area. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Hudson County View

    NJ

    Hudson County View covers news and politics for Hudson County, NJ, and its municipalities. Owned and operated by John Heinis, an investigative reporter, the site focuses on elections, public policy, lawsuits, corruption and all other issues related to government and politics in Hudson County. Revenue: advertising.

     

     

  • iBerkshires

    MA

    iBerkshires.com covers local news and breaking events in Berkshire County, largely focused on central and Northern Berkshire: government meetings, town meetings, elections, community events, schools, business and high school sports. Revenue: advertising, job classifieds.

  • 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

  • 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 Fort Smith

    AR

    A local news site focused on the Fort Smith, Arkansas area. Revenue from advertisements. The Owner and Publisher is Grant Merrill.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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. 

  • Johns Creek Post

    GA

    Started out of an effort to fight a specific development, this site covers local news in Johns Creek, Georgia with a particular focus on development and zoning. Owner and founder is Jennifer Jensen. Revenue: advertising.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Lavallette-Seaside & Ortley Beach Shorebeat

    NJ

    Lavallette-Seaside & Ortley Beach Shorebeat is one of three sites operated by journalist Daniel Nee, who was formerly senior field editor for Patch in Ocean City. Nee also operates Brick Shorebeat and Toms River Shorebeat. Revenue: Advertising

  • 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.

  • Litchfield.bz

    CT

    Local website that covers news and sports primarily, but also provides links to community resources. Revenue: advertising.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mendocino Voice

    CA

    Local news for the Mendocino, CA area. Coverage of area-specific issues like fires and cannabis. Just launched a mapping and podcast project. Publisher is Kate Maxwell. Revenue: Ads and memberships (Patreon and PayPal). Also offers local business memberships.

  • Menifee 24-7

    CA

    Produces a biweekly print edition. Doug Spoon is the editor and owns the company that publishes Menifee 24-7. Revenue: advertising (primarily display, but has space for advertorials on the front page) and donations.

  • 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. 

  • 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 by United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, it is now a project of Marquette University.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • More Monmouth Musings

    NJ

    More Monmouth Musings provides local news; current events, crime , politics--state and local, and government--state and local,as well as center-right commentary with a primary focus on Monmouth County, New Jersey. Revenue: advertising and sponsorship.

  • 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.

  • 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. It began publishing in January 2011. The focus is on breaking news, including the activities of the Everett Police Department and Everett Fire Department and decisions by the Everett City Council that may affect the majority of people living or working in Everett. 

  • 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 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 30,000+ monthly unique visitors and 105,000+ monthly page views. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Newport Dispatch

    VT

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

  • Nolensville Home Page

    TN

    Nolensville Home Page covers local community news in Nolensville, TN under the Home Page Media Group umbrella.  Sister sites: Bellevue Home Page, Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page. 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. Revenue: Advertising, project and section sponsorships

  • 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.

  • 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 Times

    MI

    The Oakland County Times, formerly OC 115, covers Oakland County, Michigan. The site was founded in 2009 to cover Ferndale and 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Oskaloosa News

    IA

    Oskaloosa news covers breaking news, sports, education and arts in the community of Oskaloosa in central Iowa. Ken Allsup operates the site. 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.

  • Pasadena Now

    CA

    Pasadena Now covers business, culture, community and government, among other local topics in the Southern Calfornia town of Pasadena. Publisher James Macpherson also operates Altadena Now. 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • Rutherford Source

    TN

    Rutherford Source covers local news and events in Rutherford County, which is southeast of Nashville. The site is one of several owned by Empower Local, previously BIGR Media, including Williamson Source, TitanInsider and Wannado Nashville. Steven Ludwig heads the company, which also counts several other independently owned sites in its Tennesse network. 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: Advertising 

  • Saline River Chronicle

    AR

    News about Bradley County, Arkansas, and the surrounding area. Also offers obituaries, classifieds and a calendar. Revenue: advertising.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shawnee Mission Post

    KS

    Shawnee Mission Post, launched in 2010 as the Prairie Village Post serves Johnson County, Kansas. It was founded by husband and wife Jay Senter and Julia Westhoff.

  • 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 Tahoe Now

    CA

    South Lake Tahoe Now was launched in 2009 by Carson Now publisher Kit Caroway and current Publisher Paula Peterson took over in 2014. The site covers local issues including government, housing, transportation, crime, sports and community events. Coverage area straddles two states and five counties including South Lake Tahoe city. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Spring Hill Home Page

    TN

    Spring Hill Home Page launched in 2014 as part of the Home Page Media Group covering local news in communities around Nashville, TN. In October 2018, FW Publising acquired the Home Page Media Group, with former owner Kelly Gilfillan overseeing the group as associate publisher. The group also publishes Bellevue Home PageFranklin Home PageNolensville Home Page, and Spring Hill Home Page. 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.

  • Stu News Laguna

    CA

    Stu News Laguna is a top news source in Laguna Beach, California - with more readers than the newspapers in town print copies. It provides 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).  Stu News Newport is a sister site. Revenue: Advertising

  • Stu News Newport

    CA

    Stu News Newport is a sister site to the popular Stu News Laguna, both in Southern California Beach towns. 

    Revenue: Advertising.

  • 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 Barnegat/Waretown

    NJ

    TAP into Barnegat/Wareton is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Basking Ridge

    NJ

    TAP into Basking Ridge an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training to independent publishers of more than 80 sites who pay a franchise fee. Owner Steve Lenox also operates TAP into Paterson. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Belmar/Lake Como

    NJ

    TAP into Belmar/Lake Como is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 of more than 80 sites, most of them in New Jersey.  The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a franchise fee. Bobbie Peer, owner 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. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training to more than 80 independent publishers in exchange for a franchise fee. The publisher of TAP into Bloomfield also operates TAP into Nutley. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Camden

    NJ

    TAP into Camden is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a franchise fee. Jonathan Jaffe and Bruno Tedeschi co-own TAP into Camden and TAP into Newark. Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • TAP into Chatham

    NJ

    TAP into Chatham is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 provides more than 80 franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a franchise 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, then network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Daniel Island

    SC

    TAP into Daniel Island is an independently owned part of the TAPinto network, which comprises more than 80 sites, primarily in New Jersey. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Owner Jacquie Dinsmore also operates TAP into Madison. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Denville

    NJ

    TAP into Denville is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto network. Ferlanda Nixon operates the site. 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, the network providesmore than 80 franchise sites with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a fee. Publisher Rob Rakossy also operates TAP into Milltown/Spotswood and TAP into South Brunswick. 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 network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network provides more than 80 franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a franchise 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. Owner Kathy Lloyd also operates TAP into Roselle Park.

  • TAP into Fair Lawn/Glen Rock

    NJ

    TAP into Fair Lawn is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 Franklin Township

    NJ

    TAP into Franklin Township is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Hackensack

    NJ

    TAP into Hackensack an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Owner Phil Swibinski also operates TAP into Paramus. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

    NJ

    TAP into Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Hawthorne

    NJ

    TAP into Hawthorne is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 Hillside

    NJ

    TAP into Hillside is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Holmdel & Colts Neck

    NJ

    TAP into Holmdel & Colts Neck is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Owner and editor Jeanne Wall also operates TAP into Middletown. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Linden

    NJ

    TAP into Linden is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 part of the TAPinto network, which comprises more than 80 sites, primarily in New Jersey. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Jacquie Dinsmore owns TAP into Madison as well as TAP into Daniel Island. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Middletown

    NJ

    TAP into Middletown is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Owner and editor Jeanne Wall also operates TAP into Holmdel and Colts Neck. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Milburn/Short Hills

    NJ

    The site is part of the TAPinto network of franchise operations that are independently owned. Owner Jonathan Sym also operates TAP into Springfield.

  • TAP into Milltown/Spotswood

    NJ

    TAP into Milltown/Spotswood is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, 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 and TAP into South 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, which provides more than 80 franchisee sites with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Bobbie Peer, owner of TAP into Mountainside also operates TAP into Berkeley Heights and TAP into New Providence. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into New Brunswick

    NJ

    TAPinto New Brunswick is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a fee. Jon Jaffe operates the New Brunswick site and is co-owner of two others, TAP into Camden and TAP into Newark. 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, which provides more than 80 franchisee sites with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. Bobbie Peer, owner of TAP into Mountainside also operates TAP into Berkeley Heights and TAP into Mountainside. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Newark

    NJ

    TAP into Newark is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for a fee. Jonathan Jaffe and Bruno Tedeschi co-own TAP into Camden and TAP into Newark. Revenue: Advertising.

  • 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 Nutley

    NJ

    TAP into Nutley is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. The network provides nearly seven dozen indepenent 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 Paramus

    NJ

    TAP into Paramus is an independentlly owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. Owner Phil Swibinski also operates TAP into Hackensack. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Parsippany

    NJ

    TAP into Parsippany is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 based in New Jersey. Owner Steve Lenox also operates TAP into Bayonne. 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 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 Red Bank

    NJ

    TAP into Red Bank is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. 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 for South Orange, New Jersey. It is part of the TAP into network of local news franchises. Revenue: Advertising.

  • TAP into Somerville

    NJ

    TAP into Somerville 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

    NJ

    TAP into South Brunswick is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Owner Rob Rakossy publishes several TAP into sites.

  • 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 indepdently owned and operated as part of the TAPinto franchise of local news outlets. Publisher Jonathan Sym also operates TAP into Milburn.

  • TAP into Stafford/LBI

    NJ

    TAP into Stafford/LBI is an independently owned site that is part of the TAPinto franchise network of more than 80 local news outlets, mostly in New Jersey. Publishers pay annual franchise fees in return for business and tech support. The site serves Stafford and Long Beach Island in New Jersey. Owners Pat and Kathy Sharkey also operate TAP into Barnegat/Wareton. 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.

     

  • TAP into West Essex

    NJ

    TAP into West Essex 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. Publishers Jackie Schatell and Jessica Marrone Parkes also operate TAP into Livingston and TAP into West Orange. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into West Orange

    NJ

    TAP into West 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. Publishers Jackie Schatell and Jessica Marrone Parkes also operate TAP into West Essex and TAP into Livingston. Revenue: Advertising

  • TAP into Westfield

    NJ

    TAP into Westfield 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.

     

  • The B-Town (Burien) Blog

    WA

    For Burien, WA (south of Seattle), The B-Town Blog covers local news, arts, politics, events and more, using rich multimedia including video, photos and more, in addition to standard journalism. Founded/Published by Scott Schaefer, with wife Theresa serving as Sales Manager, and Jack Mayne as Senior Writer. Part of a network of 7 local blogs, including iLoveKent.netThe SeaTac Blog, White Center Blog, Waterland Blog (Des Moines WA), Normandy Park Blog and Tukwila Blog. In 2016, we prouced News Podcasts via SoKing News, based on a 2015 Encore Entrepreneurs Grant from J-Lab. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus Point: Winner of the SPJ's 2010 and 2011 awards for "Best Hyperlocal Website."

  • The Batavian

    NY

    Digital news pioneer Howard Owens started this upstate New York local news blog for Gatehouse Media, then took it with him when he left the company. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus points: Shop Batavia as a promising revenue source.

  • The Belmontonian

    MA

    The Belmontonian covers local news focused on the Belmont, MA community. The site uses an intuitive blog-type format with large local web ads on the page borders. Revenue: Web ads

  • The Berkshire Edge

    MA

    This online publication, with a geographic focus primarily on the Berkshires region of southwestern Massachusetts and contiguous counties in NY and CT, was founded to report, regularly and in depth, the broad range of information that truly relflects the life, interests, and aspiration of our unusually diverse community of readers. The site lists more than 50 contributing writers, including journalists, academics, artists and musicians, novelists and poets, civic activists, parents, educators, students, representatives of business and the professions, friends and neighbors.  

     

    Revenue: Advertising

  • The Chattanoogan.com

    TN

    The Chattanoogan.com has been covering news and events in Chattanooga, Tennessee since 1999, including government, education, crime and local business. Publisher John Wilson was a staff writer for nearly three decades at the Chattanooga News-Free Press. Revenue: Advertising, obituaries.

  • The Chester Telegraph

    VT

     

    The Chester Telegraph is a source of local news for Chester, Andover, Londonderry, Grafton, Weston and surrounding communities in Vermont.

  • The Coronado Times

    CA

    Local news site for Coronado, California. Has events, deals and real estate pages, and produces several evergreen guides for information about the town. Revenue: advertising, including social media and native ads.

  • The Franklin Reporter & Advocate¬†

    NJ

    The Franklin Reporter & Advocate is Franklin Township's local news site. It was founded in 2013 by Bill Bowman. Revenue: Advertising, subscription.

  • The Incline

    PA

    The Incline is the second local news site launched in Pennsylvania by web pioneer Jim Brady. Like sister site Billy Penn in Philadelphia, The Incline curates news content and creates some original content geared toward young people consuming news on mobile devices. While the two sites have identical design, Brady says content and topics will be tailored to each city. The sites are under the umbrella of Brady's Spirited Media, in which Gannett acquired a minority stake. The Incline launched in September 2016. Revenue: Advertising. 

  • The Ithaca Voice

    NY

    This nonprofit online news site for Ithaca and Tompkins County was founded in 2014 by journalist Jeff Stein. It covers news and also features a "People Project" of stories about interesting locals and a database of stories about key local issues. Revenue: Sponsorships, donations.

  • The Jersey Tomato Press

    NJ

    The Jersey Tomato Press covers local news and events for Nutley, Montclair and Caldwell, New Jersey. Revenue: Advertising.

  • The Limerick Post

    PA

    The Limerick Post is part of a group of news sites operated by Joe Zlomek in southeastern Pennsylvania. Others in the group are The Sanatoga Post and The Pottstown Post. For more information, see the profile of The Sanatoga Post.

  • The Lo-Down

    NY

    The Lo-Down, run by husband and wife team Ed Litvak and Traven Rice, covers the ethnically diverse Lower East Side. Averaging at least 35,000 viewers a month, the publication makes a concerted effort to cover a spectrum of news in a neighborhood struggling with gentrification. In 2015, the site conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign, raising $27,000 from readers to cover a yearlong reporting effort on solutions to save local businesses. Revenue: Advertising.

  • The Local Ne.ws

    MA

    The Localne.ws serves Rowley, Ipswich, Essex and other communities on the Massachusetts coast north of Boston. John P. Muldoon is editor-in-chief and publisher. Revenue: Advertising.

  • The Outer Banks Voice

    NC

    Launched in 2010, The Outer Banks Voice covers local news in the coastal area of North Carolina. Revenue: Advertising.

  • The Portland Beacon

    MI

    The Portland Beacon covers local news and events in the Portland community northwest of Lansing. Jim Townsend is publisher. Revenue: Advertising, reader contributions.

  • The Pottstown Post

    PA

    The Pottstown Post is part of a group of news sites operated by Joe Zlomek in southeastern Pennsylvania. Others in the group are The Limerick Post and The Sanatoga Post. For more info, see the profile of The Sanatoga Post.

  • The Pulse

    FL

    The Pulse covers local news, politics and business in Pensacola, Florida and on the Gulf Coast. Revenue: Web ads, reader donations

  • The Saline Post

    MI

    The Saline Post is covers local news and events in the town of Saline, Michigan. Revenue: Advertising.

  • The Sanatoga Post

    PA

    The Sanatoga Post is part of a group of local news sites operated by Joe Zlomek in southeastern Pennsylvania. Others in the group are The Limerick Post and The Pottstown Post. Revenue: Advertising.

  • The Sprawl

    CN

    A pop-up newsroom that releases their work in discrete "editions," each of which has its own theme. Produces a monthly podcast and comics, too. The founder and editor is Jeremy Klaszus. Revenue: received a grant, and collects member funds on Patreon.

  • The Wrentham Times

    MA

    The Wrentham Times covers local events and community news in the town of Wrentham in southeastern Massachusetts. It has two sister sites in the area - The Norfolk Times and The Plainville Times. Revenue: Advertising.

  • theLoop

    NY

    The Loop was founded and was operated by television journalist Polly Kreisman, a multiple Emmy winner. It serves Larchmont and four-plus other communities near New York City. Topics: Local news, insider info and events. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Times of San Diego

    CA

    Times of San Diego covers politics, crime, sports, education, arts and the military in the San Diego metro area. Online news pioneer Chris Jennewein is editor and publisher of the site, which launched in 2014. After a year of operation, the site was attracting nearly 200,000 unique visitors a month. With a staff of eight contributors, the site produces 20-25 stories a day. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Tribeca Citizen

    NY

    Tribeca Citizen focuses on the Tribeca neighborhood (and to a lesser extent, Lower Manhattan in general) of Manhattan. Editor and publisher Erik Torkells is a former travel mag EIC. His goal is to provide granular info on the neighborhood's businesses, people, and more. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus point: The Restaurant Guide is a prominent and robust directory of local eateries that can be sorted by cuisine or other attributes.

  • TucsonSentinel.com

    AZ

    TucsonSentinel.com is an independent, nonprofit news organization that offers professional reporting & community conversation in and around Tucson, Arizona. Revenue: Underwriting, donations, foundation funding. The site was founded by Dylan Smith, who is also chairman of Local Independent Online News Publishers

     

  • TXKtoday

    TX

    TXKtoday, launched in April 2014, got off to a roaring start serving Texarkana on the Texas-Arkansas border. A few months in, publisher Field Walsh reported the site was attracting 90,000 unique visitors a month with brisk ad sales. Revenue: Advertising

  • Universal Hub

    MA

    A community news and information site for the Boston area, focusing on Boston neighborhoods with news and photo contributions from local social-media users. Revenue: Advertising, user contributions.

  • Uptown Messenger

    LA

    Uptown Messenger is a local, independent online source of news, commerce and knowledge for Uptown New Orleans that had its formal launch in September 2010. Robert Morris is the publisher and the parent company is NolaMessenger.com. In 2013, Morris launched a second site, Mid-City Messenger. Revenue: Advertising, subscriptions. Bonus points: They built their own wiki.

  • Valley News Now

    CT

    Valley News Now covers local news in the Connecticut communities of Essex, Chester, Deep River and Old Saybrook. It is a sister site to Lyme Line; both are run by Olwen Logan. 

  • Village Green NJ

    NJ

    This site covers Maplewood and South Orange, New Jersey and topics including education, taxes, redevelopment, and public safety. It was launched in September 2014 by two former Patch editors.

    Revenue: Advertising and Subscriptions

  • Voice of San Diego

    CA

    Voice of San Diego, with a high-energy look and an entrepreneurial approach to revenue, is a model for online city journalism done right. Topics: Politics, education, neighborhoods, public safety, housing, economy and quality of life. Revenue: Grants, donations, memberships, advertising. Bonus points: Revenue from producing programming for local television.

  • Warwick Post

    RI

    The Warwick Post covers local news in Warwick, Rhode Island. The site was founded in 2013 by Rob Borkowski and Joe Hutnak, two former editors for Patch.com. Topics include police & fire, schools, business and politics. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Watertown News

    MA

    Charlie Breitrose launched this site in 2014 after covering Watertown for Patch, and the AOL network of local sites underwent significant downsizing. 

    Watertown News focuses on local government, schools, police & fire, business, sports, business and more.

    Revenue: Advertising.

     

  • We-Ha.com

    CT

    The site reports on business, government, schools, crime and community events in West Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded and is operated by Ronni Newton, a former Patch regional editor in the area. Revenue: Advertising

  • West of the I

    WI

    West of the I covers news in Western Kenosha County, WI. Husband and wife team Darren and Karen Hillock run the site and draw on their many years of community journalism experience, knowledge of what small businesses need and long-time residence in the community they cover. Topics: Education, local government, crime. Revenue: Advertising.

  • West Philly Local

    PA

    West Philly Local has been covering events and local news in eight neighborhoods in Philadelphia's west side since 2010. Revenue: Advertising.

  • West Seattle Blog

    WA

    West Seattle Blog is operated by Tracy Record and Patrick Sand. Topics: Local news, crime, traffic, events. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus points: Demonstrating that highly local advertising can anchor a modest business model. Sand and Record also publish White Center Now, a community blog.

  • West Side Rag

    NY

    West Side Rag covers Manhattan's Upper West Side with a focus on stories about events and neighborhood life that other sources don't cover. Revenue: Advertising

  • WestportNow

    CT

    Launched in 2003 by journalist Gordon F. Joseloff, this site was an early pioneer in online local news. During a 16-year career at CBS News, Joseloff was a correspondent, senior producer and bureau chief in New York, Moscow and Tokyo. He earlier was an editor and correspondent for United Press International (UPI) in New York, London, and Moscow.

  • What's Up Newp

    RI

    What's Up Newp was launched in 2012 and acquired in 2014 by Newport resident Ryan Belmoree. It focuses events and things to do. More recently, Belmore launched What's Up Rhode Island with a statewide approach. Revenue: Advertising, sponsored content, paid newsletter, promoted posts.

  • Williamson Source

    TN

    Williamson Source covers local news and events in Williamson County, Tennesse, south of Nashville. The site is one of several owned by Empower Local, formerly BIGR Media. Empower local also owns Rutherford Source, TitanInsider and Wannado Nashville, as well as providing platform services to several other independently owned news sites. Revenue: Advertising

  • Your Arlington

    MA

    Your Arlington is a community-focused news site in Arlington, Mass., on the outskirts of Boston. It publishes local news and events and encourages residents to contribute news stories. It has a partnership with Boston.com, which republishes Your Arlington stories. Publisher Bob Sprague says the site also has advertising partnerships with two sites in neighboring towns, Inside Medford and Cambridge Day. Revenue: Advertising.

  • Your Local News

    GA

    Your Local News, formerly Monroe Local News, 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.

  • Your Tewksbury Today

    MA

    Your Tewksbury Today is a news site that covers Tewksbury, Mass. It was founded in 2014 by Bill Gilman, a former editor for Patch.com. Revenue: Advertising.

  • YubaNet.com

    CA

    YubaNet has been providing news and informaiton to Nevada County, California since 1999. It covers local events and news in the Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills with an emphasis on weather, road conditions and fires.