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Site Twitter handle

TucsonSentinel

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/TucsonSentinel

Year launched

2010

Tax status

  • Under umbrella organization with 501c3 status

Monthly visitors

85,000

Revenue

  • $51,000 -€“ 100,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Sponsorship

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)
  • Membership
  • Sponsorship

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Large donations ($1,000 or more)
  • Foundation grants
  • Web services

Publishing platform

  • Expression Engine

Mobile

45%

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

1,200

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

Other products

As a nonprofit, answers above apply to underwriting rather than advertising

City

Tucson

State

AZ

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-11 03:21:12 UTC

TucsonSentinel.com
Tucson, Arizona
Dylan Smith

TucsonSentinel.com is an independent, nonprofit news organization that offers professional reporting & community conversation in and around Tucson, Arizona. Revenue: Underwriting, donations, foundation funding. The site was founded by Dylan Smith, who is also chairman of Local Independent Online News Publishers

 

Effective engagement practice

Social media.

Coverage area

  • Metro or large city

Mission

  • Emphasize several topics but not cover all the news broadly

Other mission

-

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Government & politics
  • Other

Other content topics

border/immigration news

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • Nonprofit media organization
  • Local commercial broadcast outlet

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Partner organizations

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Volunteers

Revenue-side compensation

  • Part-time commission only
  • Contractors paid commission only

Publish donors

  • Publish all donor names
  • Publish all foundation names