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Site Twitter handle

@cvindependent

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/CVIndependent

Year launched

2012

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

11,00

Revenue

  • $51,000 -€“ 100,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • None at this level

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • National advertising
  • Business services
  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)

Other smaller revenue source

Distribution services, memberships

Publishing platform

  • Joomla

Mobile

55

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

1,500

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Palm Springs

State

CA

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-23 15:33:08 UTC

Coachella Valley Independent
Cathedral City, California
Jimmy Boegle

The Independent reports on local issues as well as arts and culture in desert communities of the Coachella Valley in inland Southern California. It also publishes a monthly print edition. Revenue: Advertising, gift certificate market, distribution services, memberships, events.

Introduction by publisher

I moved here to give the Coachella Valley something it did not previously have: A true, ethical alternative news source. It's been a challenge, but the community has truly embraced us.

Effective engagement practice

Being active in the community--be it on social media, at events, etc.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Other

Other mission

We're a pub in the alternative newsweekly vein (except we are daily online, and monthly in print).

Topics of coverage

  • Entertainment & arts
  • Food
  • Government & politics

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • Nonprofit media organization

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff
  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff with commission
  • Contractors paid commission only

Publish donors

  • Publish all donor names