JDLand.com, operated by Jacqueline Dupree, covers D.C.s Ballpark District/Navy Yard, Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Topics: Neighborhood news, including housing, transportation, and business. Revenue: Advertising, primarily Google Adwords. Bonus points: Includes government data feeds, giving lists recent neighborhood crimes, space and building permits, service requests, and property sales.
One person, works for the Washington Post but maybe not technically a professional journalist
Winner of the 2008 Knight-Batten Citizen Media Award: