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Site Twitter handle

@02013News

Facebook link

www.facebook.com/jamaicaplainnews

Year launched

2014

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

20,000

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Mobile

45 percent

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Jamaica Plain

State

MA

Jamaica Plain News
Boston, Massachusetts
Chris Helms

After stints at Gatehouse Media and Patch, publisher Chris Helms  launched this site covering the historic Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain in early 2014 as America Online downsized its Patch network of local sites. Revenue: Advertising.

Coverage area

  • Neighborhood

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Watchdog

  • Yes, infrequently

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Volunteers
  • Interns working for academic credit