Publication Information

Publication Owner
Lyndsey Gilpin
Year Founded
Location

United States

Years in Operation
3 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
Investigative news
In-depth feature and explanatory reporting
Coverage Topics
Environment
Energy
Social Justice & Inequality
Language
English
Communities Served
Low-income communities
People of color

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
Syndicated feed or content partnerships
Products
Originally-reported articles
Newsletters
Geographic Area
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
0
Founder Directly Involved?
Yes
Tax Status (founded)
LLC
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: 11-20%
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%+)
Foundation funding
Major 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.

Through our partnerships with local media across the South, our reporting has helped inform a civil lawsuit in Alabama, and provided content for community newspapers in rural communities in Kentucky and Virginia. We also host events that clearly engage community organizers and other community members, connect them with one another, and offer story ideas to reporters in the area.

Publication information last Updated on 10/06/2020