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Site Twitter handle

@watertownmanews

Facebook link

www.facebook.com/watertownnews

Year launched

2014

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

7,000

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)

Mobile

60 percent

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Watertown

State

MA

Watertown News
Watertown, Massachusetts
Charlie Breitrose

Charlie Breitrose launched this site in 2014 after covering Watertown for Patch, and the AOL network of local sites underwent significant downsizing. 

Watertown News focuses on local government, schools, police & fire, business, sports, business and more.

Revenue: Advertising.

 

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Government & politics
  • Local business
  • Planning & development

Watchdog

  • Yes, infrequently

Content contributors

  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Publish donors

  • Publish all donor names

In the news

A couple news sources have used my photographs for their news coverage.