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  1. Guide to Online News Startups

    The American Independent News Network

    April 27, 2012 01:03 PM

    WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — When the American Independent News Network launched nearly six years ago as the Center for Independent Media, its goals were... Continue reading

  2. Guide to Online News Startups

    The Sanatoga Post

    March 2, 2012 10:00 AM

    SANATOGA, PENNSYLVANIA — When Joseph Zlomek decided to go back into the news business in August 2008 and launch The Sanatoga Post, he... Continue reading

  3. Guide to Online News Startups


    January 23, 2012 12:21 PM

    RED BANK, NEW JERSEY — On June 1, 2006, when John T. Ward and his wife Trish Russoniello launched redbankgreen, a hyperlocal news... Continue reading

  4. Guide to Online News Startups

    NOLA Defender

    January 18, 2012 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — After scraping by in New York City for several years as a freelance journalist and screenwriter, in early 2009 Ben Mintz... Continue reading

  5. Guide to Online News Startups

    Plains Daily

    December 21, 2011 11:43 AM

    FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — Plains Daily debuted in March 2010, the brain child of North Dakota conservative talk-radio host Scott Hennen, who was... Continue reading

  6. Guide to Online News Startups

    December 1, 2011 04:52 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Like more than a few newspapermen before him, Jeremy Balan was less than impressed with the play many of the stories... Continue reading

  7. Guide to Online News Startups

    Yadkin Valley Sports

    November 21, 2011 11:38 AM

    ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA — After earning his undergraduate journalism degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1993, Eric Lusk spent more than a... Continue reading

  8. Guide to Online News Startups

    Issue Media Group

    October 31, 2011 03:15 PM

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN — It's been six years since Paul Schutt and Brian Boyle founded Detroit-based Model D, a business news website that orients... Continue reading

  9. Guide to Online News Startups

    Eleven Warriors

    October 24, 2011 11:00 AM

    PATASKALA, OHIO — Jason Priestas was a lonely Ohio State football fan when he moved to Chicago seven years ago with his wife. He was... Continue reading

  10. Guide to Online News Startups

    West Seattle Blog

    September 29, 2011 11:02 AM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — In a city that is known for its steady rain, it's not surprising that it was the weather that put <a href= Continue reading

  11. Guide to Online News Startups

    Republic Tiger Sports

    August 17, 2011 10:39 AM

    REPUBLIC, MISSOURI — For David Brazeal, the owner, writer, videographer, sole advertising salesman, and occasional play-by-play man for Republic Tiger Sports, his website,... Continue reading

  12. Guide to Online News Startups

    The Big Lead

    August 9, 2011 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Big Lead first entered the consciousness of the sports media world around 2006, when then-Kansas City Star... Continue reading

  13. Guide to Online News Startups


    August 8, 2011 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — For Deadspin, the impish sports wing of the Gawker empire, the presence of a pink gorilla... Continue reading

  14. Guide to Online News Startups


    July 27, 2011 02:53 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — [UPDATED September 16, 2011] When the daily Ann Arbor News announced in July 2009 that it would cease publication and be... Continue reading

  15. Guide to Online News Startups

    Sports Gab Network

    July 21, 2011 12:18 PM

    MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY — An increasingly large player in the world of sports fan blogs, the Sports Gab Network has been one of... Continue reading

  16. Bio

    Erik Shilling

    Erik Shilling is a reporter at The Record.

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