The Perry News, founded by James Caufield, offers local news, including obituaries, crime and sports coverage. Revenue: advertising, donations.
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Our location between local businesses too stingy to advertise at all and local businesses eager to further enrich Mark Zuckerberg while starving the news source right next door.
Des Moines metro television news stations sometimes use our scoops and give us credit. This has raised our profile. The local Gatehouse-owned weekly and non-locally owned radio station do all they can to ignore us, but we have the readers. The revenues not so much.