All Over Albany

TaglineConversational news, events, and culture for the New York capital region
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageArts & Culture
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateNew York
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsInformal content relationships with local media.
Mappin LocationAlbany - New York
Principal StaffGreg Dahlmann
Principal StaffMary Darcy
DescriptionAll Over Albany is a conversation starter. The Albany N.Y.-based blog covers local news events and culture with a mission to provide its readers with fodder for a casual but informed exchange. Editors Mary Darcy and Greg Dahlmann created the site in 2008 after working together at WAMC Northeast Public Radio. At the time they sensed that there was a niche in the New York Capital Region waiting to be filled by the right blog—one with the kind of irreverent casual tone and focus on human interest stories and local events that had been successful for web startups such as Gothamist in New York City. AOA’s work can best be described as a series of snapshots of goings-on in Albany and the surrounding area—coverage of everything from the best pizza to the worst politics is fair game. Darcy describes their creation—with the casual style typical of AOA—as “a virtual living room or whatever” a reference to the site’s emphasis on conversation-inducing local news.
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