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Building blocks in the emerging local news ecosystem

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  • 30A


    With over 1.4 million social media 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 iOS and Android apps, a 24/7 digital radio station (www.30Aradio.com), a local real estate site (www.30Arealestate.com) and an e-commerce platform (www.30Agear.com). Key metrics cover multiple 30A platforms.

  • Baltimore Fishbowl


    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.

  • Brooklyn Based


    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.

  • Bushwick Daily


    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. 

  • Clutch MOV


    Clutch MOV covers the Mid-Ohio Valley through the eyes of young professiionals. Owner Sarah Arnold says the site endeavors to "bring light to our communities’ hidden gems, offer a fresh perspective on old favorites, uplift local people, places, and events, and publish positive, current content each week for our readers." Revenue: Advertising.

  • Columbus Navigator


    Columbus Navigator, launched in 2017 by James Arney, covers events, things to do, and real estate in Columbus, Ohio. Revenue: advertising.

  • Conejo Valley Happening


    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.

  • Detour Detroit


    Publishes local news, alongside other methods of outreach like events. Their front-page product is their newsletter. CEO is Ashley Woods. Revenue: memberships, events, native ads and consulting.

  • Dkon Pittsburgh Sports


    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. 

  • Hoboken Girl

    Regular coverage of news, arts and entertainment, fashion, food and drink, and other subjects. Hosts regular social events. Editor and founder is Jennifer Tripucka. Revenue: Advertising (including social media ads, sponsored content, newsletter advertising), events.

  • Jersey Bites


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

  • Kings River Life


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

  • Lake Texoma


    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.

  • Mile High Gay Guy


    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.

  • Milwaukee Record


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

  • New Bern Now


    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.

  • NolaVie


    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.

  • On The Water


    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

  • Scene SC


    Founded in 2008, SceneSC is an independently owned music publication based in South Carolina covering music from the southeast and beyond. 

  • Seattle Gay Scene


    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.)

  • The Greylock Glass


    The Greylock Glass is a non-traditional, online radio station that covers local news, entertainment, and events in the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts. The site sometimes publishes editorials, has regular podcasts, and a live stream. Listeners can choose from several different “stations” with a variety of topics including the local economy, politics, film, music, culinary arts, etc. Revenue: Listener and community donations


  • The Hill Is Home


    The Hill Is Home serves the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. with a number of local residents who contribute stories. Topics include events and things to do with a smattering of government and politics. Revenue: Advertising.

  • What's Up Rhode Island


    Newport Rhode Island covers events and things to do around the state of Rhode Island. A sister site, What's Up Newp provides similar coverage for the city of Newport. Revenue: Advertising, sponsored content.