Missouri Scout

TaglineSubscription-based niche political news from a stockbroker turned political junkie
Year Founded2007
Type or CoveragePolitics
CitySt. Louis
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active VolunteersNone
Mappin LocationSt. Louis - Missouri
Principal StaffDave Drebes
DescriptionDave Drebes didn’t take the most conventional path into journalism. Originally a stockbroker the St. Louis native decided to jump into newspaper publishing in 2001. Drebes and a friend wrote several articles and opinion pieces about the flaws in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s contentious racially charged redistricting plans. They printed the articles on a broadsheet and sent the publication to about 100 people. (The redistricting process went on as planned Drebes says costing one African American Democratic incumbent her seat.)
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2012/05/missouri-scout.php