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Site Twitter handle

@jshurricanenews

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/JerseyShoreHurricaneNews

Year launched

2011

Tax status

  • LLC

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Business services
  • Foundation grants

Other primary revenue source

Content sharing/production partnership

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Business services
  • Web services

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

Mobile

~75%

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

~8,000

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

South Seaside Park

State

NJ

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-23 21:22:05 UTC

Jersey Shore Hurricane News
South Seaside Park, New Jersey
Justin Auciello

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. 

Other secondary revenue source

Media consulting and business partnership

Introduction by publisher

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/

Effective engagement practice

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

Coverage area

  • Suburb

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Environment
  • Local events

Other content topics

Weather, traffic

Watchdog

  • Yes, infrequently

Institutional partners

  • Nonprofit media organization

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Volunteers

Revenue-side compensation

  • Unpaid volunteers

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/