The Sacramento Press

TaglineAn ad network helps pay the bills for local news
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesBusiness Services
Revenue SourcesTraining
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersMore than 50
AffiliationsContent: Capitol Public Radio. Business: The Sacramento Local Online Ad Network (SLOAN)
Mappin LocationSacramento - California
Principal StaffDavid Watts
Principal StaffColeen Belcher
Principal StaffBen Ilfeld
DescriptionBefore October 2008 Ben Ilfeld and Geoff Samek the founders of The Sacramento Press had no journalism experience. In college Ilfeld had studied economics and political science while Samek had studied computer science. What the Sacramento natives did have in common though was a desire to develop a new website emphasizing reader discussion around local news and events. Before long The Sacramento Press an online news source with a focus on central city neighborhoods and city government and development coverage was born.
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