Publication Information

Publication Owner
Friends of Local Journalism, Corp.
Year Founded
Location

Chapel Hill, NC
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
Curation and commentary
Hyperlocal community comings and goings
In-depth feature and explanatory reporting
Investigative news
Coverage Topics
Education & Schools
Events in coverage area
Government
Planning & Development
Politics
Language
English

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
Website
Products
Newsletters
Originally-reported articles
Geographic Area
City/Town

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
0
Tax Status (founded)
Nonprofit 501c(3) or Canadian nonprofit
Tax Status (current)
Nonprofit 501c(3) or Canadian nonprofit

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: 0-10%
Revenue Generation: 11-20%
Product/Technology: 0-10%
Administration: 21-30%
Paywall or Gateway
I don't have a paywall
Self-reported Sustainability Status
Struggling to be Sustainable
Revenue Stream - Largest
Small individual gifts
Revenue Streams (20%+)
Small individual gifts
Advertising Products
Display

Real-World Impacts

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

Our community has lost three newspapers over the last decade, and so has lost a place for the community to gather and exchange information. We have provided that town hall and have brought attention to previously unknown consequences of local development projects.

Publication information last Updated on 10/06/2020