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Site Twitter handle

@CatalystChicago

Facebook link

CatalystChicago

Year launched

1997

Tax status

  • Nonprofit 501c3

Monthly visitors

17,500

Revenue

  • $501,000 - $1 million

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Foundation grants

Other primary revenue source

0

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Other

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)
  • Large donations ($1,000 or more)
  • Membership

Other smaller revenue source

0

Other publishing platform

0

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Chicago

State

Illinoiis

Catalyst Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Linda Lenz

Catalyst is a watchdog and resource for school improvement in Chicago, writing about what is working, what is not working and why. The site has four target audiences: parents, educators, community members and policy makers. 

Other secondary revenue source

support of parent organization

Coverage area

  • Metro or large city

Other geographic focus

0

Mission

  • Provide niche news about one topic

Other mission

0

Topics of coverage

  • Education & schools

Other content topics

0

Institutional partners

  • None

Other institutional partners

0

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Other contributors

0

Contributor compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff
  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff without commission

In the news

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