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Statistics
Unique monthly visitors

85,000

Average page views

327,500

Average visits

430,333

E-newsletter

  • Yes, multiple newsletters

E-newsletter subscribers

5,200

Facebook likes

27,190

Facebook followers

26,940

Twitter followers

3,638

Instagram followers

3,746

You Tube

494

Revenue

  • $501,000 - $1 million

Primary revenue source(s)

  • Local advertising (including web and e-newsletter ads)

Ad products

  • Traditional Web display advertising sold directly by your organization

Paywall

  • No

Distribution

  • Direct to web/mobile

Total personnel/contributor FTE

7.5

Date of most recent publisher update

05/08/2019

Last Publisher Update

  • 2019-05-09 08:39:19 UTC

RiverheadLOCAL
Riverhead Local

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

Who is in charge?

Denise Civiletti

Job title

Editor & Co-Publisher

City

Riverhead

State

New York

Zip code

11901

Year launched

2010

Tax status

  • S Corp

Geographic scope

  • Small city or town

Population of coverage area

40,000

Scope of coverage

  • General news or a number of topics that are not necessarily closely related to each other

Primary focus

  • Current news and events

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Government
  • Planning & development
  • Politics

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, occasional

Site Twitter handle

@riverheadlocal

Effective engagement practice

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.

In the news

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)