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Site Twitter handle

@habershamnow

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/nowhabersham

Year launched

2014

Tax status

  • Sole proprietor/no specific tax status

Monthly visitors

50,000+

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising
  • Venture capital

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • None at this level

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • None at this level (less than 20%)

Mobile

34%

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Clarkesville

State

Georgia

Now Habersham
Clarkesville, Georgia
Joy Purcell

Now Habersham is a local news site that covers Habersham County, Georgia. Now Habersham was founded in 2014 by Joy Purcell, a former TV and radio reporter. Revenue: Advertising.

Business challenge

monetization across platforms is cumbersome but promising

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Cover news of a specific demographic community

Topics of coverage

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

Other content topics

Faith

Watchdog

  • Yes, infrequently

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Volunteers

Revenue-side compensation

  • Part-time paid employee with commission
  • Contractors paid commission only

In the news

Yes, but we do not monitor it closely. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, WSB-TV, FOX5 Atlanta TV and others have used our material and sources in their news coverage with attribution.