Front Porch Forum



TaglineSocial networking and citizen journalism in northern Vermont
Year Founded2006
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
StateVermont
CityBurlington
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
CMSCustom
AffiliationsNone
Mappin LocationBurlington - Vermont
Principal StaffMichael Wood-Lewis
Principal Stafffounder and
DescriptionVermont-based social networking site Front Porch Forum has earned an intense regional following partly thanks to its success as a venue for hyperlocal citizen journalism. FPF users within 120 small geographically specific networks write daily and weekly newsletters covering the most quotidian neighborhood news from church talent shows to snow removal reports. (Since FPF newsletters aren’t archived online we can’t provide links but “Snow Removing Good Samaritan Caught in the Act” is a representative headline.)
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/front-porch-forum.php
Homepagefrontporchforum.com