TheDigitel



TaglineA small chain of local news sites/ aggregators in South Carolina
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateSouth Carolina
CityCharleston
CityMyrtle Beach
CityBeaufort
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesVenture Capital
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersMore than 50
CMSDrupal
AffiliationsParent company: Giant Hawk Media; Venture Capital investment from Palmetto Investments & Exchange Group.
Mappin LocationCharleston - South Carolina
Principal StaffKen Hawkins
Principal StaffRocky Dohmen
Principal StaffMelissa Byers
Principal StaffAmanda Click
Principal StaffPaul Reynolds
DescriptionWhen a Union Army officer surrendered and removed the American flag from Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor the Civil War had begun. Less than thirty miles away and 150 years later the Confederate flag was flown again at the new home of Annie Caddell whose relatives fought for the South to the dismay of her neighbors in the historically black community of Summerville SC. After a petition to the city council and protest march failed to bring down the flag locals built a fence to block the view—so Caddell raised the flag on a higher pole.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2012/09/thedigitel.php
Homepagegateway.thedigitel.com