Alamo City Times
Posted by jessdrkn on September 16, 2009
Location: San Antonio
Focus: community news blog serving San Antonio; current events, arts, food, sports, pop culture coverage and discussion. Some Spanish-language content
Started: May 2009
Employees/Writers: founded by Patricio Espinoza, who is also managing editor; family, friends help run the site; most content is openly submitted by area organizations or individuals; solicitations for citizen and professional journalism projects. Multi-media components. Mr. Espinoza created SA4Mayor.com, which covered the 2009 mayoral race. His personal blog, espiBlog.org, won an Emmy this year. Mr. Espinoza has a background in broadcasting
Funding: advertising, but content funding is limited; for now, the site links to contributor sites; revenue sharing planned in future as site grows
From About Us page
And so… lets get back to you, Alamo City… this is your blog, and here’s what I propose: You have a story to tell? An event to share? An issue of concern? Drop me a note, I will look into it… or better yet… dig up the story yourself, sign-up, send it in, and I will post it here. You can also upload photos and videos.
…my goal is to complement what traditional media has to offer. They got the picture, so why not us add the other small pieces of the puzzle. How many times have you whispered… Why doesn’t anyone cover or do that story? So here is your chance San Antonio, to put your money… or in this case your story where your mouth is.
Sample posts: ”UTSA to hold free astronomy event on Friday, September 18″ and “UTSA wins $5 million in stimulus funds for new computing center (University of Texas at San Antonio press releases); ”Roland’s Cucumber Salad” a public access video submission by a contributor