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Building blocks in the emerging local news ecosystem

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Site Twitter handle

@potomaclocal

Facebook link

facebook.com/potomaclocal

Year launched

2010

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

36739

Revenue

  • $51,000 – 100,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • None at this level

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Woodbridge

State

VA

Potomac Local
Prince Wililam, Stafford counties, Virginia
Uriah Kiser

Journalist Uriah Kiser launched Potomac Local in 2010 to serve local news readers in Virginia's Potomac communities. In March 2013, Potomac Local was credited by other local media with being first to break the news of a shooting at Quantico that left three Marines dead. In 2014, Kiser introduced sections on the site for news of neighboring areas of Manassas and Stafford. Revenue: Advertising.

Coverage area

  • Suburb

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Entertainment & arts
  • Government & politics
  • Local events

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Part-time commission only

In the news

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Small site beats local, national news orgs to Quantico shootings story, http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/208065/online-va-outlet-beats-local-national-news-orgs-to-quantico-shootings-story/, Poynter.org, March 2013

Indie news org wins top nods for gov't and feature reporting, photography, http://potomaclocal.com/2013/04/21/indie-news-org-wins-top-nods-for-govt-feature-reporting-photography/, Potomac Local, April 2013