Planet Princeton

TaglineOne reporter goes from freelance to Facebook to hyperlocal
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateNew Jersey
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesMembership
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsContent: The Princeton Echo/Community News Service
Mappin LocationPrinceton - New Jersey
Principal StaffKrystal Knapp
DescriptionWhen friends and readers complained to Princeton-based reporter Krystal Knapp that they couldn’t find her stories on a combined web presence for papers owned by Advance Publications in New Jersey she decided to start her own site serving the city she loves. Knapp was and continues to be a freelancer for The Times of Trenton but she wanted to give herself the opportunity to cover some of the local interest stories that couldn’t find a home in a Trenton-based paper. With Planet Princeton more or less a one-woman show Knapp provides hyperlocal news coverage to the community she has been a part of since earning her master’s at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994.
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