Issue Media Group



TaglineA network of feel-good local business news sites
Year Founded2005
Type or CoverageBusiness
StateFlorida
StateMaryland
StateMichigan
StateMinnesota
StateOhio
StatePennsylvania
CityDetroit
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesUnderwriting
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)11-20
Staff Size (Editorial)More than 40
Active VolunteersNone
CMSCustom
AffiliationsNone
Mappin LocationDetroit - Michigan
Principal StaffPaul Schutt
Principal StaffBrian Boyle
Principal StaffDeepa Ramsinghani
DescriptionIt’s been six years since Paul Schutt and Brian Boyle founded Detroit-based Model D a business news website that orients itself toward the positive side of the job loss-plagued Motor City. The site was the first of what would turn into Issue Media Group a network of nineteen city-based websites from Tampa Bay to Toronto. In each case Schutt Boyle and a third business partner Deepa Ramsinghani have employed roughly the same template: optimistically-minded business technology and entrepreneurial news served with a light touch and a dash of culture. Or as Schutt says “It’s Fast Company mashed up with Curbed” referring to the business glossy and the chain of sleek local real estate blogs. “You don’t read it to find out who’s going out of business. You read it to find out who’s going into business.”
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/issue-media-group.php
Homepagehttp://www.issuemediagroup.com