Village Soup



A small media chain blends print and digital local journalismpre-2000GeneralHyperlocalDelawareIowaMaineMassachusettsNorth CarolinaRhode IslandRocklandLewesFairfieldMt. PleasantWashingtonAugustaBar HarborKnoxWaldo MaineMarionWarehamWaynesvilleBlock IslandFor-profitLocal AdsPrint AdsMembershipSubscriptionsTrainingTransactionsVenture CapitalKnight FoundationMore than 406-10NoneCustomGoogle AdSenseRockland - MaineReade Brower[UPDATE: On Friday March 9 2012 Village Soup president Richard M. Anderson announced the closure of all Village Soup publications. In a story announcing that the company’s properties would be sold at auction the Bangor Daily News reported that Village Net Media the Village Soup parent company faced two outstanding loans from the First National Bank of Damariscotta. The initial principal on the loans when they were first taken out in June of 2008 was $7.5 million and $823000 respectively. But less than two weeks after Anderson’s announcement the Midcoast Maine Village Soup properties were purchased by Reade Brower the publisher of The Free Press and have since been revived.] In the early 1990s before the World Wide Web went mainstream Richard M. Anderson who ran a company that developed elementary and high school textbooks experimented with a curriculum that could be delivered online. He tested a prototype in a few states but it didn’t catch on; teachers and students weren’t ready to use the Internet in that way quite yet. http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/village-soup.phphttp://www.villagesoup.com
TaglineA small media chain blends print and digital local journalism
Year Foundedpre-2000
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
StateDelaware
StateIowa
StateMaine
StateMassachusetts
StateNorth Carolina
StateRhode Island
CityRockland
CityLewes
CityFairfield
CityMt. Pleasant
CityWashington
CityAugusta
CityBar Harbor
CityKnox
CityWaldo Maine
CityMarion
CityWareham
CityWaynesville
CityBlock Island
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesPrint Ads
Revenue SourcesMembership
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Revenue SourcesTraining
Revenue SourcesTransactions
Revenue SourcesVenture Capital
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Staff Size (Business)More than 40
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
CMSCustom
AffiliationsGoogle AdSense
Mappin LocationRockland - Maine
Principal StaffReade Brower
Description[UPDATE: On Friday March 9 2012 Village Soup president Richard M. Anderson announced the closure of all Village Soup publications. In a story announcing that the company’s properties would be sold at auction the Bangor Daily News reported that Village Net Media the Village Soup parent company faced two outstanding loans from the First National Bank of Damariscotta. The initial principal on the loans when they were first taken out in June of 2008 was $7.5 million and $823000 respectively. But less than two weeks after Anderson’s announcement the Midcoast Maine Village Soup properties were purchased by Reade Brower the publisher of The Free Press and have since been revived.] In the early 1990s before the World Wide Web went mainstream Richard M. Anderson who ran a company that developed elementary and high school textbooks experimented with a curriculum that could be delivered online. He tested a prototype in a few states but it didn’t catch on; teachers and students weren’t ready to use the Internet in that way quite yet.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/10/village-soup.php
Homepagehttp://www.villagesoup.com