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Unique monthly visitors

7,000 per day

Average visits

about 50 percent


  • No


  • $51,000 -€“ 100,000

Primary revenue source(s)

  • Local advertising

Ad products

  • Traditional Web display advertising sold directly by your organization

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-03 20:42:13 UTC

Orleans Hub
New York
Orleans Hub

The site serves Orleans County in western New York state. Launched in 2013 by journalist Tom Rivers and The Lake Country Penny Saver owner Karen Sawicz. Revenue: Advertising.




New York

Zip code


Year launched


Geographic scope

  • Community or town

Scope of coverage

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Local events
  • Sports & recreation

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, occasional

Site Twitter handle


Effective engagement practice

Facebook and Twitter

In the news

Other sites in Buffalo and Rochester regularly use our stories, giving us credit and links including rescue on Feb. 27, 2016 of a college student and dog from near drowning.