TaglineThe Twin Cities startup is seeking loyal readers for hard news
Year Founded2007
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsBlandin Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Minneapolis Foundation; the General Mills Foundation; purchases articles from The Christian Science Monitor; GlobalPost.
Mappin LocationMinneapolis - Minnesota
Principal StaffJoel Kramer
DescriptionHarvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab calls MinnPost founder Joel Kramer “one of the brightest stars in the news-startup firmament.” The former editor and publisher of the Minneapolis Star Tribune Kramer started his nonprofit in 2007 with a rolodex of veteran journalists to whom he offered freelance work and $1.2 million dollars in commitments from foundations and private donors. This was only a year’s worth of funding half of what Kramer wanted to raise but he decided not to wait. MinnPost is now a significant player in an educated news hungry Twin Cities market.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/01/minnpost.php