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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

Gotham Gazette is an nonprofit online news organization that covers city and state government in New York City.

The Gazette was founded in 1999 by the Citizens Union Foundation, making it one of the nation’s oldest local online-only startups. It receives funding through advertising and various foundations and donations, and has a full-time staff of four.

The Gazette has been noted for its innovation in several areas of online journalism. It has won several online news awards and is the only organization to win two Knight News Challenge grants — one in 2007 for games that illustrate policy issues and another in 2009 for a city government wiki called Councilpedia. The site has also long maintained a database of all New York City laws and resolutions since 2002.

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March 9, 2011 / Martin Langeveld
The flip side of black hat SEO: If your news site publishes paid links, you risk suffering Google’s wrath — Last month, the New York Times outed retailer JCPenney for engaging in "black hat optimization" — the practice of buying or placing links designed primarily to improve a site's standing in Google search results.While J...
Aug. 19, 2010 / Megan Garber
Seeking Sustainability, Part 3: VOSD’s Scott Lewis and others on engagement, community-building — Seeking Sustainability: Presentation on engagement and community-building from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. This spring, the Knight Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion exploring a crucial issue in journalism: the su...
June 17, 2009 / Michael Andersen
Knight News Challenge: Six rules for local wikis, from the newest open-government project in New York — [Our series profiling winners of the 2009 Knight News Challenge continues with Michael Andersen writing about Gotham Gazette’s grant for a local wiki called Councilpedia. —Josh] Every newsroom’s got the...
June 17, 2009 / Zachary M. Seward
Knight News Challenge: A grant to DocumentCloud promises a data boost for investigative journalism — The Knight News Challenge‘s biggest winner, with a two-year grant of $719,500, is DocumentCloud, the primary-source index conceived by journalists and developers at ProPublica and The New York Times. Here’s w...

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