Michele's List
Building blocks in the emerging local news ecosystem



2015 Survey


2015 State of Local News Startups

Blog post: 

News startup survey: Revenue growth, capacity challenges


2014 Survey

Blog posts:

Most publishers report revenue growth

Local online publishers rely heavily on ad revenue

Startups don’t spend enough money on making money

Despite progress, revenue remains key challenge

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2013 Survey

Blog posts:

Profits, progress, and persistent challenges

Michele’s List survey of online news startups shows gains, challenges

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2011 Survey

Original blog posts no longer available online.

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2010 Survey

Blog posts: 

Bloggers no more

Community drives mission

Revenue streams

Toward sustainability 

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