Tag Archives: News Innovators
Posted on 10. Aug, 2009 by Damian Ghigliotty.
When Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry launched San Diego News Network in March 2009, their vision was to create a nationwide news organization of local sites that could cover breaking news, politics, business, sports, lifestyle and entertainment in each respective city. After watching the San Diego Union-Tribune shed nearly half its employees over the past [...]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2009 by Matthew Sollars.
Mike Orren launched Pegasus News in 2006 with the idea that local neighborhood news is more important “than things happening on the other side of town.” Now the site covers what appears to be every neighborhood in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Although Pegasus has gone through some corporate turnover, it is now owned by Gap [...]
Posted on 03. Aug, 2009 by Matthew Sollars.
Founded two years ago by Nicole Davis, Brooklyn Based is a thrice-weekly events and entertainment email and blog that focuses exclusively on New York City’s largest borough. In addition to listing events, Davis and her partners, Annaliese Griffin and Chrysanthe Tenentes also write feature articles on food, music, film and anything else they think is [...]
Posted on 28. Jul, 2009 by Damian Ghigliotty.
Often, the slimmer the news organization the more dedicated its staff. The Arizona Guardian, a subscription-based news site in Phoenix, covers state politics as closely as any of its competitors. Except the Guardian’s five partners manage everything from the site’s political coverage to its information technology and sales. Their initial funder and co-owner, Bob Grossfeld [...]
Posted on 24. Jul, 2009 by Matthew Sollars.
As metro newspapers have faced an ugly year of decline and collapse, media observers have pointed to a number of not-for-profit efforts around the country that might fill the void. The Voice of San Diego is a notable example of a new breed of news organizations already taking up the slack, which is more than [...]
Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 by Matthew Sollars.
The publisher of The Alternative Press, Michael Shapiro, left his position as a litigator at a law firm in New York City to launch the site in October 2008. A longtime blogger, he started The Alternative Press (the online-only alternative to printed papers in the area) in just his hometown of New Providence, NJ. But [...]
Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by Damian Ghigliotty.
Two and half years ago, Trent Seibert, of Texas Watchdog, saw the potential for a local online investigative news outlet. Having worked in both journalism — at The Tennessean and The Denver Post – as well government accountability — at the Tennessee Center for Policy Research — Trent had all the right credentials. Fortunately, a [...]
Posted on 15. Jul, 2009 by Matthew Sollars.
CityBizList is a free email product sent to business people every morning in five metro areas—Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. Founded in 2005 by Edwin Warfield, CityBizList is aimed at the general business reader, but with an added emphasis on commercial real estate and the lawyers and bankers who serve that industry in [...]
Posted on 13. Jul, 2009 by Matthew Sollars.
Gothamist.com was launched in 2003, as co-founder Jake Dobkin says, “by a few friends having a good time, talking about a subject they were interested in.” They only realized a few years later that they could sell more than enough advertising to sustain the site. Today, the Gothamist is a profitable brand with sites in [...]
Posted on 07. Jul, 2009 by Damian Ghigliotty.
Brian Cook — a longtime University of Michigan sports fan — runs MGoBlog.com as a solo operation and brings in enough money to keep his blog up to speed with the likes of freshman quarterback Denard Robinson. Brian launched his site in December 2004 and has watched its audience grow to 100,000 unique visitors to [...]