New Canaanite is a local news webiste that covers and provides in-depth reporting in a town of 20,000 in Connecticut. The site was founded in 2014 by Michael Dinan, who previously oversaw coverage for 48 news sites in Fairfield County, Conn. and Westchester County, N.Y. as a senior regional editor for Patch.com. Dinan has reported the site receives 30,000+ monthly unique visitors and 105,000+ monthly page views. Revenue: Advertising.
Local history, traffic, pets/wildlife and parking.
Daily newsletter (via Mailchimp). We are up to 1,567 subscribers on our M-F newsletter and the open rate is 65.5%, click thru rate 31.1%. The average for Media & Publishing for those same numbers is 17.5% and 3.8%.
Three articles since last June:
Grown from Patch: A crop of new hyperlocal news sites has sprung up from AOL’s failed platform (Nieman Lab): http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/11/grown-from-patch-a-crop-of-new-hyperlocal-news-sites-has-sprung-up-from-aols-failed-platform/
Who’s Making Money—and Who Isn’t—in Local Online News? (Nieman): http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/07/whos-making-money-and-who-isnt-in-local-online-news/?utm_source=Daily+Lab+email+list&utm_campaign=7ef271c041-dailylabemail3&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d68264fd5e-7ef271c041-395922073
7 Ways Local News Sites Can Grow Their Digital Audiences (Street Fight Mag): http://streetfightmag.com/2015/06/04/7-ways-local-news-sites-can-grow-their-digital-audiences/