RIP EveryBlock
EveryBlock, the microlocal news service that incorporated data feeds from government resources and user generated content to create neighborhood news services around the country, has closed its doors.
Originally created with a 2007 $1.1 million Knight News Challenge grant, it was purchased by MSNBC in 2009.
In an email to Poynter’s Jeff Sonderman, Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer of NBC News, writes : “[EveryBlock] is a wonderful scrappy business but it wasn’t a strategic fit with our growth strategy and — like most hyperlocal businesses — was struggling with the business model.”
Visit Poynter for the details.

RIP EveryBlock

EveryBlock, the microlocal news service that incorporated data feeds from government resources and user generated content to create neighborhood news services around the country, has closed its doors.

Originally created with a 2007 $1.1 million Knight News Challenge grant, it was purchased by MSNBC in 2009.

In an email to Poynter’s Jeff Sonderman, Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer of NBC News, writes : “[EveryBlock] is a wonderful scrappy business but it wasn’t a strategic fit with our growth strategy and — like most hyperlocal businesses — was struggling with the business model.”

Visit Poynter for the details.

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