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Site Twitter handle

@akronist

Facebook link

Akronist

Year launched

2011

Tax status

  • Nonprofit 501c3

Monthly visitors

4,000

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)
  • Foundation grants

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Other

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Foundation grants
  • Other

Other smaller revenue source

For-hire video work in the community.

Publishing platform

  • Joomla

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Akron

State

OH

Akronist
Akron, Ohio
Chris Miller

The Akronist seeks to capture compelling multimedia stories of everyday people in the community. The website is an extension of the Akron Digital Media Center, a partnership between Akron Community Foundation and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The project trains citizens to create multimedia stories using small cameras and mobile devices, whose content is uploaded to social media and the Akronist website. Revenue: Grants, sponsorships.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Emphasize several topics but not cover all the news

Other mission

Focus on storytelling

Topics of coverage

  • Entertainment & arts
  • Local events
  • Other

Other content topics

Social issues, at-risk populations

Institutional partners

  • University
  • Library
  • Foundation

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 without commission