Dallas South News

TaglineMaking the move from blog to nonprofit news site
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active Volunteers11-30
Mappin LocationDallas - Texas
Principal StaffShawn Williams
DescriptionShawn Williams was in pharmaceutical sales for nine years before starting his personal blog in 2006. The blog was about South Dallas an area of more than 500000 people. He says he first started the blog to try to combat negative images of the African American community that he saw in the mainstream media. When he was let go from his job right around the time the blog was beginning to grow he decided to take his personal blog one step further creating Dallas South News a full-fledged nonprofit news site in 2009.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/09/dallas-south-news.php