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How a Vermont Site Bested 2 Dailies and Weekly — 2 Years After Launch

Tom Grubisich

How a Vermont Site Bested 2 Dailies and Weekly — 2 Years After Launch

In the “Northeast Kingdom” of Vermont is Orleans County. Orleans has a population of only 27,169, but it is the location of a four-way competition among community news publishers — digital and pure play. The newest competitor is the pure-play independent Newport Dispatch, which, in less than two years, has captured the biggest digital audience in Orleans…