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Unique 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

Potomac Local
Potomac Local

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.

City

Woodbridge

State

VA

Zip code

22191

Year launched

2010

Tax status

  • LLC

Geographic scope

  • Suburb

Scope of coverage

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

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

Facebook link

facebook.com/potomaclocal

Site Twitter handle

@potomaclocal

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