TaglineA pioneer of the city blog format
Year Founded2002
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesFranchising
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffJen Chung
Principal StaffJake Dobkin
DescriptionIn an over-saturated New York media market there are few news sources that can claim even a modest percentage of the city’s attention. Gothamist’s constantly updated coverage of offbeat interesting and generally important news stories in New York City lacks the ubiquity of say the front page of the New York Post but it’s getting there. The site’s New York branch gets over 10 million monthly page views; the broader Gothamist network which includes blogs focused on Washington D.C. San Francisco Chicago and Los Angeles draws over 25 million. As if this weren’t enough eyeballs the network is expanding. Gothamist co-founder Jen Chung says that the network’s New York office plans on increasing its staff from fifteen to twenty-five full-time employees by the end of 2011; she expects to hire two full-time editors for the San Francisco site this March.
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