Midway Messenger

TaglineA university startup for a small town in Kentucky
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesOther
Revenue SourcesOffered as a Univeristy course
Revenue SourcesUniversity of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications
Institutional SupportUniversity
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsUniversity of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications; Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
Mappin LocationLexington - Kentucky
Principal StaffAl Cross
Principal Staffstudent contributors
DescriptionSometime during one of his daily commutes between his home in Frankfort and his job in Lexington where he teaches journalism at the University of Kentucky Al Cross had an idea. Between the two cities lies the aptly named Midway a town with a census population of 1647 that at the time was covered solely by the Woodford Sun a county-wide weekly with a minimal online presence. Thinking the town might serve as a nice proving ground for his journalism students Cross launched the Midway Messenger.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2013/03/midway-messenger.php