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Site Twitter handle

@edhat

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/ed.hat.5

Year launched

2003

Monthly visitors

150,000

Mobile

45%

E-newsletter

  • Yes

E-newsletter subscribers

16,000+

City

Santa Barbara

State

California

EdHat
Santa Barbara, California
Sue Foley

EdHat has been publishing community news and serving as a place for community conversations since November, 2003. In 2013, Edhat had developed online several online communities in addition to the Santa Barbara site, includeng Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Sonoma. Revenue: Advertising and subscriptions. Bonus point: Highly engaged community is evident in the daily number of comments.

Effective engagement practice

We have a very large organic base, social media helps bring in new readers.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Other

Topics of coverage

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

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Content contributors

  • Community members who are not journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Volunteers