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With Metro D.C. Cool to Community News, One Publisher Pulls Back to Profitable Niches

Tom Grubisich

With Metro D.C. Cool to Community News, One Publisher Pulls Back to Profitable Niches

Local News Now seemed to be on an expansion trajectory earlier in the decade with two sites in Northern Virginia and two in the District of Columbia. But today the company has just two — and while they’re both profitable, founder Scott Brodbeck isn’t thinking of launching more sites anytime soon.

‘Indie’ Local News Now Finds Profitability in Affluent-but-Challenging D.C. Market

Tom Grubisich

‘Indie’ Local News Now Finds Profitability in Affluent-but-Challenging D.C. Market

2015 was a big year for independent community news publisher Scott Brodbeck and his Local News Now sites in metro Washington, D.C. We checked in with Brodbeck recently to see what makes him succeed in the tough business of community news, and as a self-financed independent, no less…