Evanston Now

TaglineA hyperlocal news site holds its own in a media-saturated Chicago suburb
Year Founded2006
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: Illinois Statehouse News
Mappin LocationEvanston - Illinois
Principal StaffBill Smith
Principal StaffCharles Bartling
DescriptionAs a native Evanstonian Bill Smith remembers a time when the small suburban municipality just north of Chicago had only one paper to its name the weekly Evanston Review. “For the latter half of the century there had been a few start-ups but those mostly failed” he says. Today that field has expanded thanks in part to Smith who logs around sixty hours a week as publisher of the local news site Evanston Now.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/evanston-now.php