Michele McLellan | Street Fight

Survey of ‘Indie’ Hyperlocals Finds Mixed Bag When It Comes to Revenue

Tom Grubisich

Survey of ‘Indie’ Hyperlocals Finds Mixed Bag When It Comes to Revenue

There are hundreds of independent community news sites in the U.S. — thousands if you count blogs — but only 131 of them meet the standards of “Michele’s List.” The list was assembled and is periodically updated by journalist/researcher/consultant Michele McLellan, who was the principal founder of Block by Block, a network that inspired (and goaded) “indie” community editors and publishers to focus, and stay focused, on achieving sustainability in the brave new world of digital journalism. McLellan, who still compiles her “list,” talked with Street Fight recently about what her new survey revealed….