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Alaska Dispatch a for-profit online newsmagazine that covers state and local issues in Alaska.
The site was founded by Tony Hopfinger and Amanda Coyne in 2008. Alice Rogoff, former CFO of U.S. News & World Report, became its majority owner in 2009. The site has an editorial staff of about 12, along with a sales staff of three.
The site publishes numerous articles from contributors, giving some of them handheld cameras to record videos. It also runs a citizen-driven site called Tundra Telegraph. Rogoff has said the goal is for the Dispatch to be profitable by 2011, driven largely by an aggressive advertising strategy.
The Wall Street Journal is a daily financial newspaper that is based in New York and owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The Journal is the largest U.S. newspaper, with more than 2.2 million in daily circulation as of 2012, 1.5 million of which comes from print. It has long been considered the nation’s top…