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Site Twitter handle

@OCNJDaily

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/ocnjdaily

Year launched

2014

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

25,000

Revenue

  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Syndication

Mobile

40 percent

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Ocean City

State

New Jersey

OCNJ Daily
Ocean City, New Jersey
Doug Bergen

OCNJ Daily covers local news in Ocean City, New Jersey. The site was started by Doug Bergen in 2014. Bergen was a former Patch.com editor for Ocean City. Revenue: Advertising.

Business challenge

Profitable based on single editor/publisher working 24/7/365. Reluctant to take on full-time employees.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Government & politics
  • Local business
  • Local events

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Part-time commission only