Plymouth Daily News

TaglineHyperlocal news for "America's hometown"
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsParent company:; Sister site:
Mappin LocationPlymouth - Massachusetts
Principal StaffWalter Brooks
Principal StaffMaggie Kulbokas
Principal StaffMatthew Nadler
Principal StaffJulie Brooks
DescriptionFor almost two decades editor and publisher Walter Brooks and his family have run online media ventures in several Massachusetts communities. Starting in the early months of 1996 Brooks helped launch the online edition of the vacation guide Best Read Guide/Cape Cod. Just a year later he started the hyperlocal news site—an early example of the hyperlocal genre which CJR profiled in 2011. Around 2000 Brooks and his wife son and daughter-in-law set up as a separate IT and web marketing corporation. In 2010 a hyperlocal site serving Plymouth Massachussetts became the latest addition to the family business. (With the exception of the vacation guide all of the ventures are incorporated under of which Brooks’s daughter-in-law is president and CEO.)
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