Baltimore Brew

TaglineHard news for Charm City
Year Founded2009
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesKickstarter Campaign
Institutional SupportJ-Lab
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsRW Deustch Foundation
Mappin LocationBaltimore - Maryland
Principal StaffFern Shen
Principal StaffMark Reutter
Principal StaffBen Kutil
Principal StaffMerredith Mitchell
DescriptionAfter seventeen years as a staff writer and reporter at The Washington Post Fern Shen opted to take a buyout amid significant downsizing at the paper. But she wanted to stay in the news business and felt that Baltimore the city she called home throughout her time at the Post needed “more journalistic boots on the ground” as well as “something more next-generation and web oriented that young people coming up could read and use.” Feeling that she had hit upon a way to fulfill this task Shen launched the Baltimore Brew in the spring of 2009 switching from “complaining about the collapse of the industry… to ‘doing something about it’ mode.”
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