Michele's List
Building blocks in the emerging local news ecosystem

Average visits



  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers



  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue source(s)

  • Business services
  • Foundation grants

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-23 21:22:05 UTC

Jersey Shore Hurricane News
New Jersey
Jersey Shore Hurricane News

Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN) was launched on Facebook by city planner Justin Auciello just days before Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey in 2011. Auciello is a self-taught journalist. JSHN covers news, traffic, and weather and is also a community resource. JSHN has a content production and sharing agreement with WHYY's NewsWorks. In addition, in 2016, JSHN launched a newsletter and the Listening Post project, a community engagement, listening, and reporting tool using SMS. 


South Seaside Park



Zip code


Year launched


Tax status

  • LLC

Geographic scope

  • Suburb

Scope of coverage

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Environment
  • Local events

Other content topics

Weather, traffic

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, infrequently

Site Twitter handle


Effective engagement practice

Social media channels. We have an extensive following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

In the news

Journalists of the Jersey Shore: How a novice reporter built a news network from scratch http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/10/journalists-of-the-jersey-shore-how-a-novice-reporter-built-a-news-network-from-scratch/