Publication Information

Publication Owner
Kelsey Ryan
Year Founded
Location

Kansas City, MO
United States

Years in Operation
2 years

Editorial

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Editorial Strategy
Characteristics that describe the core of the newsroom’s editorial strategy.
Coverage Topics
Topics that are prioritized in the newsroom’s coverage.
Language
Primary language of the newsroom’s content.
Communities Served
Underrepresented communities primarily served as part of the newsroom’s editorial strategy.
Editorial Strategy
In-depth feature and explanatory reporting
Investigative news
Coverage Topics
Education & Schools
Environment
Government
Health & Medicine
Social Justice & Inequality
Language
English
Communities Served
Low-income communities
Other
Rural, Urban Core

Distribution

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Distribution Methods
The methods used to distribute the newsroom’s products.
Products
The types of news products, and/or other products, produced by the newsroom.
Geographic Area
The size of the geographic area that the newsroom primarily focuses on.
Distribution Methods
Social media
Syndicated feed or content partnerships
Website
Products
Events
Newsletters
Originally-reported articles
Geographic Area
City/Town
County/Counties/Regional districts
State/Province
Multi-state/Multi-province

Organization

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Employees
The number of full time employees currently working for the company.
Founder Directly Involved?
Is the founder of the company still involved in daily operations?
Tax Status (founded)
The company’s tax status when founded.
Tax Status (current)
The company’s tax status today.
Full Time Employees
2
Founder Directly Involved?
Yes
Tax Status (founded)
Under umbrella of a 501c(3)
Tax Status (current)
Under umbrella of a 501c(3)

Financial

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Total Budget Allocated
Self reported rough estimates of how much of the company’s total budget is allocated across each of these categories.
Paywall or Gateway
If a gateway exists, the rules governing content accessibility.
Revenue Stream - Largest
The revenue stream that accounts for the highest percentage of the company’s overall revenue.
Revenue Streams
The revenue streams that account for 20% or more of the company’s overall revenue.
Advertising Products
The advertising products sold by the company.
Total Budget Allocated (items may not add up to 100%)
Editorial: 71-80%
Revenue Generation: 0-10%
Product/Technology: 0-10%
Administration: 0-10%
Paywall or Gateway
I don't have a paywall
Self-reported Sustainability Status
On the Path to Sustainability
Revenue Stream - Largest
Foundation funding
Revenue Streams (20%+)
Foundation funding
Major individual gifts
Philanthropic funding from major institutions
Reader membership
Small individual gifts
Advertising Products
I don’t sell any advertising products.

Real-World Impacts

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Real World Impact
Self reported impact on the communities the newsroom serves.

Saco Bay News launched on March 9, 2020. In the first couple months, it has had nearly 5,000 users. SBN has filled a void left by the closing of a local newspaper. It's been a critical source of local information in the ever-changing landscape brought by the pandemic.

Publication information last Updated on 10/12/2020