West Philly Local

TaglineHyperlocal news and events for 50,000 Philadelphians
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsContent: Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Mappin LocationPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania
Principal StaffJulija Kulneva
Principal StaffMike Lyons
DescriptionJust across the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia Western Philadelphia—or “West Philly” as the locals call it—is home to about 50000 people many of whom are students or professors at the University of Pennsylvania or Drexel University both of which in the neighborhood. While Philadelphia media outlets run stories on West Philly as part of their broader coverage of the metro area two veteran journalists and current residents of the community married couple Mike Lyons and Julija Kulneva decided to launch West Philly Local to cater specifically to the everyday lives of West Philly residents.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2012/03/west-philly-local.php