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Site Twitter handle

@baristanet

Facebook link

Facebook.com/Baristanet

Year launched

2004

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

70,000

Revenue

  • $251,000 - $500,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Other primary revenue source

no

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • None at this level

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Other

Other smaller revenue source

classified advertising

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

Other publishing platform

no

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Montclair

State

NJ

Baristanet
Montclair, New Jersey
Liz George

Baristanet has been making local news entertaining and interactive in northern New Jersey since 2004. Group blog with citJ and commentary on local news, politics and events, with special focus on food and real estate; plus community discussion forums, polling, photos, mashup maps.

Other secondary revenue source

no

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Other geographic focus

no

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Other mission

no

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Entertainment & arts
  • Food
  • Government & politics
  • Planning & development

Other content topics

no

Watchdog

  • Yes, it is the primary focus

Institutional partners

  • None

Other institutional partners

no

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Other contributors

no

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Contractors paid commission only

In the news

None