Tipp news uses citizens' written and video reports to deliver news to residents of the Tipp City. Revenue: $350/year in AdSense revenues.
Advertising Bonus point: Editorial guidelines page that spells out ethical principles citizen contributors should follow.
Facebook posts that link to our articles.
Second are syndicated postings from around the country.
Not really. Selling local ads is a full time job in selling and then collections. That is why we engage in Google AdSense. If a local advertiser wants to be on our site, we just point them in that direction.
National press release syndication partners
Local news sites have all but fallen by the wayside in traditional media as they are no longer few and no longer "small fry". As the number of blogs and news sites grow, the paywalls will continue to change but traditional media will continue to have to fund their printing efforts with other sources of revenue.