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Statistics
Unique monthly visitors

85,000

Average page views

298,870

Average visits

182,286

E-newsletter

  • No

Facebook followers

5892

Twitter followers

5303

Instagram followers

3307

You Tube

63

Revenue

  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue source(s)

  • Local advertising (including web and e-newsletter ads)

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)

Paywall

  • No

Distribution

  • Direct to web/mobile

Total personnel/contributor FTE

7

Date of most recent publisher update

05/05/2019

Last Publisher Update

  • 2019-05-06 02:30:14 UTC

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. In 2005, he relinquished editorial control of WestportNow.com with his election as First Selectman (Mayor) of Westport, Conn., resuming it in 2013 upon leaving office. Revenue: Advertising

Who is in charge?

editor/publisher

Job title

Editor/Publisher

City

Westport

State

Connecticut

Zip code

06880

Year launched

2003

Tax status

  • LLC

Geographic scope

  • Small city or town

Other geographic focus

None

Population of coverage area

27,000

Scope of coverage

  • General news or a number of topics that are not necessarily closely related to each other

Primary focus

  • Current news and events

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Entertainment & arts
  • Politics
  • Other

Other content topics

housing (sales, planning issues)

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, occasional

Site Twitter handle

@westportnow

Effective engagement practice

Solid and timely news coverage. We are on scene frequently when others rely on handouts from various agencies, organizations. It is apparent to our average reader that having a 16-year history of covering Westport, we are unmatched in adding depth and background (and file photos) to our news stories.

Revenue challenges

We are often overbooked and unable to provide enough inventory to local advertisers.