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Site Twitter handle

@berkedge

Facebook link

www.facebook.com/theberkshireedge

Year launched

2014

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

40,000

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • None at this level

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • None at this level

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Local advertising
  • Other

Other smaller revenue source

Owner contributions

Mobile

66%

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Not sure

City

Great Barrington

State

MA

The Berkshire Edge
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Marcie Setlow

This online publication, with a geographic focus primarily on the Berkshires region of southwestern Massachusetts and contiguous counties in NY and CT, was founded to report, regularly and in depth, the broad range of information that truly relflects the life, interests, and aspiration of our unusually diverse community of readers. The site lists more than 50 contributing writers, including journalists, academics, artists and musicians, novelists and poets, civic activists, parents, educators, students, representatives of business and the professions, friends and neighbors.  

 

Revenue: Advertising

Business challenge

Local advertisers are not accostomed to online ads. We need to educate them in terms of design and expectations.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Other

Other mission

Produce diverse content that includes a balance of local news and cultural features.

Topics of coverage

  • Education & schools
  • Entertainment & arts
  • Environment
  • Government & politics
  • Planning & development

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • None

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 without commission
  • Part-time paid employee without commission

In the news

Not to our knowledge.