NOLA Defender

TaglineEdgy arts and culture coverage for a cultural mecca
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageArts & Culture
Type or CoverageGeneral
CityNew Orleans
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesPrivate Capital
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsGoogle AdSense
Mappin LocationNew Orleans - Louisiana
Principal StaffBE Mintz
Principal StaffLevi Bruce
DescriptionAfter scraping by in New York City for several years as a freelance journalist and screenwriter in early 2009 Ben Mintz was offered the chance to live in New Orleans for three months to work on a script. Like many before him he was seduced by the storied city and decided to stay permanently. But Mintz still missed some of the BIg Apple’s savvy if smart-mouthed local news blogs like those at New York magazine Gothamist and Eater. So he tried to approximate that model for the Big Easy launching the NOLA Defender in late December 2009 with a plan to focus on producing and aggregating arts coverage.
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