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Building blocks in the emerging local news ecosystem

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Statistics
Unique monthly visitors

24,000

Average visits

75 percent

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Ad products

  • Traditional Web display advertising sold directly by your organization
  • Video advertising

Your Local News
Your Local News

Your Local News, formerly Monroe Local News, covers government, police, business, schools and local events in small city in Georgia. Journalist Sharon Swanepoel launched this site after working for Patch in the a couple of Georgia communities in 2010-2011. Revenue: Advertising.

City

Monroe

State

GA

Zip code

30655

Year launched

2013

Tax status

  • S Corp

Geographic scope

  • Community or town

Scope of coverage

  • Cover news of a specific demographic community

Topics of coverage

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

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, infrequently

Site Twitter handle

@monroelocal1

In the news

Not at this time. I have local competition from a 125 year old newspaper which is definitely still the "go to" source if there is ever any national news.