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Site Twitter handle

@baltfishbowl

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/baltimorefishbowl

Year launched

2011

Tax status

  • Sole proprietor/no specific tax status

Monthly visitors

100,000

Revenue

  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • None at this level

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • None at this level (less than 20%)

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

Mobile

40 percent

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

5,000

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Not sure

City

Baltimore

State

Maryland

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-15 03:31:04 UTC

Baltimore Fishbowl
Baltimore, Maryland
Susan Dunn

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.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Other geographic focus

North Baltimore, Baltimore County

Mission

  • Cover news of a specific demographic community

Topics of coverage

  • Education & schools
  • Health & medicine
  • Other

Other content topics

Real Estate

Watchdog

  • Yes, infrequently

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Other contributors

Mostly Millennials with blogging experience, not former print journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Volunteers

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff with commission

In the news

We were named "Best of Baltimore" - Best New Website in 2012 and one of our columnists was named Best Humorist in 2013. We were featured in Street Fight in an interview with Tom Grubisich:
http://streetfightmag.com/2014/05/01/baltimore-fishbowl-one-story-behind-optimistic-new-revenue-numbers/