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Primary website:
annarborchronicle.com
Primary Twitter:
@A2ChronHeads

The Ann Arbor Chronicle is a local news website covering Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Chronicle was launched in 2008 by Dave Askins and Mary Morgan and focuses primarily on longer-form local government reporting. It is funded primarily through advertising, though the for-profit site also takes donations, which it calls “subscriptions” and which accounted for 22 percent of its revenue in 2011. It holds events for subscribers as well.  In 2012, the founders said it brought in $100,000 annually and was growing at 16 percent per year.

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Sept. 19, 2012 / Michael Andersen
Four years later, the Ann Arbor Chronicle is still weird and wonky — and it’s growing — Handed an opportunity by the closure of the Ann Arbor News, two married journalists have built a small business on the kind of civic-minded reporting that isn't supposed to work online....
June 13, 2012 / Adrienne LaFrance
Lessons from the Motor City: What New Orleans might expect when the printing presses slow — In 2009, The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News cut back to three days of home delivery a week. Three years later, their struggles continue....
Sept. 30, 2009 / Michael Andersen
The rise of single-serving libel insurance: If it’s good enough for bloggers, why not small newsrooms? — Sooner or later — as Diane Sawyer, Jeffrey Wigand or the National Enquirer could tell you — anyone who makes a living telling the truth is going to need a good lawyer. That’s why major metro newspapers ...
Sept. 11, 2009 / Michael Andersen
WordPress, Twitter, the Elks Club: 10 new routines at a news startup — This is what a profitable post-paper newsroom looks like: And this is what it feels like: 15 hours a day, seven days a week, from the 7 a.m. check-in with your spouse-turned-business-partner to the midnight bookkeeping. ...

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: September 20, 2012.
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