Leimert Park Beat

TaglineA hyperlocal news site and social network for a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Year Founded2007
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
CityLeimert Park
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersMore than 50
AffiliationsKCET PBS Spot.us Intersections South LA One Compton
Mappin LocationLeimert Park - California
Principal StaffEddie North-Hager
Principal StaffWalter Melton
Principal StaffIvery Shehee
Principal StaffL. Watts
DescriptionEddie North-Hager moved to Leimert Park an 11000-person neighborhood in Los Angeles because it was the type of community in which he wanted to raise his family. And yet whenever he read anything about the area in the news it seemed that he encountered endless versions of the same negative story. “If you would search for things about the neighborhood online you were going to get a crime or a gang story when that’s not the real narrative” North-Hager says. “There was a real gap. There was nothing about ‘What can I do in my community for fun education or civic engagement?’”
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2012/01/leimert-park-beat.php