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Site Twitter handle

@franklineditor

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/franklinreporter

Year launched

2013

Tax status

  • LLC

Monthly visitors

7,400

Revenue

  • $51,000 -€“ 100,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising
  • Subscription

Mobile

25%

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • No

City

Franklin Township

State

New Jersey

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate 
Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
Bill Bowman

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate is Franklin Township's local news site. It was founded in 2013 by Bill Bowman. Revenue: Advertising, subscription.

Business challenge

Advertisers who do not understand digital ads.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Government & politics
  • Local events
  • Planning & development

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff without commission