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Site Twitter handle

sheepsheadbites

Facebook link

http://www.facebook.com/SheepsheadBites

Year launched

2008

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

90,000

Revenue

  • $51,000 – 100,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Other primary revenue source

na

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • National advertising
  • Events

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Merchandise

Other smaller revenue source

na

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

Other publishing platform

na

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Brooklyn

State

NY

Sheepshead Bites
Brooklyn, New York
Liena Zagare

Sheepshead Bites, founded in May 2008 by journalist Ned Berke, began as a blog about Sheepshead Bay, a Southern Brooklyn neighborhood. It soon grew a following, and after a few years operated as a news site. Berke launched Bensonhurst Bean to cover adjacent Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. Update: In 2014, Berke sold the two sites to Corner Media, but remained on board as senior editor and associate publisher. Corner Media also operates six other sites in Brooklyn. Ditmas Park CornerSouth Slope NewsKensingtonBKPark Slope Stoop and Fort Greene Focus. Revenue: Advertising.

Other secondary revenue source

na

Coverage area

  • Neighborhood

Other geographic focus

na

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Other mission

na

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Government & politics
  • Local business
  • Local events

Other content topics

na

Institutional partners

  • None

Other institutional partners

na

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Other contributors

na

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Interns working for academic credit

Revenue-side compensation

  • Contractors paid commission only

In the news

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Sheepshead Bites Publisher Makes City's Greatest "40 Under 40" List, http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/10/sheepshead-bites-publisher-makes-citys-greatest-40-under-40-list/, April 2013
Corner Media Expands Its Network of Brooklyn Blogs - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/nyregion/blog-sites-sheepshead-bites-and-bensonhurst-bean-merge.html?_r=0