The St. Louis Beacon



"News that matters" for St. Louis2008GeneralMissouriSt. LouisNon-profitLocal AdsDonationsEventsGrantsKnight FoundationOther Foundation2-511-2011-30Joomla!The Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation; The Danforth Foundation Inc.; The Horncrest Foundation; William A. Kerr Foundation; The MasterCard Worldwide Matching Gift Program; Missouri Foundation for Health; The Mildred Herbert & Julian Simon Foundation; Sinquefield Charitable Foundation; The Trio Foundation of Saint Louis; University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism - The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships; The George Herbert Walker Foundation; Nine Network KETC; Investigative News Network; St. Louis Public Radio.St. Louis - MissouriMargaret FreivogelMargaret Freivogel’s thirty-four years as a reporter and editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch came to an end when she took a buyout in 2005. “Several of us took buyouts without any intention of doing anything else at that point” Freivogel says. “We were just kind of weary.” But within a year Freivogel and a few former colleagues had begun work on the St. Louis Beacon a nonprofit news website. After hiring a number of Post veterans the Beacon partnered with local PBS affiliate KETC (which was itself in the process of becoming a multi-platform news provider) and set up shop at two tables in the KETC building. By mid-2008 the Beacon was live on the web and a staff of twelve was covering per the Beacon’s tagline “news that matters” with per Freivogel’s formula “depth context and continuity.” http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2010/12/the-st-louis-beacon.phphttp://www.stlbeacon.org
Tagline"News that matters" for St. Louis
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateMissouri
CitySt. Louis
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers11-30
CMSJoomla!
AffiliationsThe Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation; The Danforth Foundation Inc.; The Horncrest Foundation; William A. Kerr Foundation; The MasterCard Worldwide Matching Gift Program; Missouri Foundation for Health; The Mildred Herbert & Julian Simon Foundation; Sinquefield Charitable Foundation; The Trio Foundation of Saint Louis; University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism - The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships; The George Herbert Walker Foundation; Nine Network KETC; Investigative News Network; St. Louis Public Radio.
Mappin LocationSt. Louis - Missouri
Principal StaffMargaret Freivogel
DescriptionMargaret Freivogel’s thirty-four years as a reporter and editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch came to an end when she took a buyout in 2005. “Several of us took buyouts without any intention of doing anything else at that point” Freivogel says. “We were just kind of weary.” But within a year Freivogel and a few former colleagues had begun work on the St. Louis Beacon a nonprofit news website. After hiring a number of Post veterans the Beacon partnered with local PBS affiliate KETC (which was itself in the process of becoming a multi-platform news provider) and set up shop at two tables in the KETC building. By mid-2008 the Beacon was live on the web and a staff of twelve was covering per the Beacon’s tagline “news that matters” with per Freivogel’s formula “depth context and continuity.”
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2010/12/the-st-louis-beacon.php
Homepagehttp://www.stlbeacon.org