RiverheadLOCAL is a news website for Riverhead, Long Island, New York, the county seat of Suffolk County, and the adjoining communities of Northampton, Riverside and Flanders, in the Town of Southampton. The communities we cover have a total population of about 40,000. RiverheadLOCAL was launched in January 2010 by husband and wife team Peter Blasl and Denise Civiletti. Revenue: Advertising
Editor & Co-Publisher
We engage audiences through Facebook, One Signal Push Notifications and our daily newsletter.
We usually post 3-4 stories to Facebook daily and we have a weekly giveaway contest we run on Facebook that we call Fan Fridays. Our advertisers participate in it with us.
We are partnering with ProPublica in its Documenting Hate project. We have won awards from the CUNY Journalism Center for Community and Ethnic Media (news story), NY Press Association (investigative/in-depth reporting and best column)