TaglineAmbitious local news site for Davidson, N.C.
Year Founded2006
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
StateNorth Carolina
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesMembership
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportJ-Lab
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsCharlotte Observer (local newspaper) content partnership 2010; informal content partnerships with other local news websites in area.
Mappin LocationDavidson - North Carolina
Principal StaffDavid Boraks
Principal StaffLyndsay Kibiloski
DescriptionDavid Boraks a veteran journalist of thirty years and long-time resident of Davidson N.C. started DavidsonNews.net after returning from a year abroad in China and Taiwan. Upon returning home Boraks found that staying updated on current news was not as easy as he had remembered and so he started an online town newsletter. The newsletter soon evolved into a full-blown news website devoted to the town of Davidson. The site launched in 2006 and Boraks is now expanding the DavidsonNews model to the nearby town of Cornelius.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/05/davidsonnewsnet.php