TaglineConversational hyperlocal news for New Jersey's Essex County
Year Founded2004
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
StateNew Jersey
CityGlen Ridge
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsRevenue share with Barista Kids.
Mappin LocationGlen Ridge - New Jersey
Principal StaffLiz George
Principal StaffDebbie Galant
DescriptionThere’s something about the smell of steaming coffee grinds that sets the curious journalist in everyone… percolating. Coffee-guzzlers have always used cafes as something of a casual newsroom a place for gossiping and sharing tidbits about everything from daytime soaps to national politics. And that was the starting point for Debbie Galant and Liz George the editors founders and owners of the appropriately named Baristanet which they founded in Montclair New Jersey back in May 2004. The idea is to be—like a coffee shop—a local venue for local news and opinion as well as for discussions on great food and topics like parenting. Six years later they’re pulling in six-figure revenues covering Montclair and other towns within Jersey’s Essex County.
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