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Statistics
Unique monthly visitors

85,000

Average visits

42%

Revenue

  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • National advertising

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • None at this level (less than 20%)

Ad products

  • Traditional Web display advertising sold directly by your organization
  • Traditional Web display advertising sold via an ad network or ad buyer
  • Contextual advertising delivered based on the user or the content (such as Adsense or Outbrain)

WestportNow
WestportNow

Launched in 2003 by journalist Gordon F. Joseloff, this site was an early pioneer in online local news. During a 16-year career at CBS News, Joseloff was a correspondent, senior producer and bureau chief in New York, Moscow and Tokyo. He earlier was an editor and correspondent for United Press International (UPI) in New York, London, and Moscow.

City

Westport

State

Connecticut

Zip code

06880

Year launched

2003

Tax status

  • LLC

Geographic scope

  • Community or town

Other geographic focus

None

Scope of coverage

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

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

Other content topics

None

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, occasional

Site Twitter handle

@westportnow

In the news

We are often quoted by other media. A sampling of recent and not so recent mentions:

Connecticut Teacher on Leave Amid Police Investigation http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Teacher-on-Leave-Amid-Police-Investigation-288755361.html

Woman Brings BB Gun to Town Meeting
http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/20543013/westport-woman-86-brings-bb-gun-to-town-meeting

Vintage Homes Lose Appeal
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/realestate/06wczo.html

Modernist No More: Home by Famous Architect Is Razed
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/14/nyregion/14rudolph.html