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Statistics
Unique monthly visitors

14,000 but it has recently increased to almost 19,000

Average page views

99,000

Average visits

40,000

E-newsletter

  • Yes, a single newsletter

E-newsletter subscribers

857

Facebook likes

1620

Facebook followers

1690

Twitter followers

n/a

Instagram followers

n/a

You Tube

n/a

Revenue

  • Less than $50,000

Primary revenue source(s)

  • Local advertising (including web and e-newsletter ads)

Ad products

  • Traditional Web display advertising sold directly by your organization
  • Sponsored content or native advertising

Other products

classifieds

Paywall

  • No

Distribution

  • Direct to web/mobile

Total personnel/contributor FTE

3

Date of most recent publisher update

05/18/2019

Last Publisher Update

  • 2019-05-18 19:27:32 UTC

Grant County Beat
Grant County Beat

Grant County Beat provides event coverage as well as news on local topics. including governmental meetings and news releases from other sources. Editor is Mary Alice Murphy. Revenue: Advertising and donations.

Who is in charge?

Mary Alice Murphy

Job title

Editor

City

Silver City

State

NM

Zip code

88062

Year launched

2010

Tax status

  • LLC

Geographic scope

  • Small city or town

Other geographic focus

four-county region partial coverage, and state news

Population of coverage area

96,000

Scope of coverage

  • General news or a number of topics that are not necessarily closely related to each other

Primary focus

  • Current news and events

Topics of coverage

  • Business in coverage area
  • Crime & justice
  • Events in coverage area
  • Government
  • Health & medicine

Other content topics

at least occasional coverage of all of the above

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, infrequently

Facebook link

Grant County Beat

Site Twitter handle

n/a

Effective engagement practice

A three-times weekly email newsletter with the linked headlines since the last edition of the newsletter

Revenue challenges

Getting people to realize we have classified ads, although I regularly promote it on the site, as well as in the newsletter. Another challenge is to find people willing to sell ads for commission, so mostly we don't.