Focus: “Minnesota’s Best News…One Location.” Minnesota news curation and aggregation site; multimedia; according to Poynter article with founder, 10 percent of content is original reporting. Curated content comes from radio outlets, national news sites such as Politico.com, television, newspapers, and press releases.
Started: September 2009
Staff: Founding partners are Rick Kupchella, a former broadcast investigative reporter television anchor in Minneapolis, and Don Smithmier, the former vice president of Capella University. Website lists 7 other employees, including a managing editor, anchor, news producer, and operations director.
Funding: commercial sponsorships; received $1 million investment, according to Aug. 9, 2010 MinnPost story
At BringMeTheNews.com, we look for the best stories that impact our readers: Minnesotans. We filter through hundreds of online news and non-traditional sources — and we’re committed to reporting of our own.
Developed by award-winning Twin Cities investigative journalist and TV news anchor, Rick Kupchella, BringMeTheNews delivers the most relevant stories around the state. We filter through hundreds of news stories every day and link to some of the best non-traditional sources available — like industry reports, experts and blogs.
We take the news to the airwaves. And online.
BringMeTheNews extends out from the Web site as a leading provider of important news and information in a growing network of radio stations — starting with Cities 97 FM, KOOL 108 FM and KFAN online.
Sample stories: “Minneapolis: state cuts will eat into basic road repair” (Minnesota.publicradio.org); “U of M study links chemical in chili peppers with skin cancer” (www1.umn.edu); “State business group urges Pawlenty to ease up his resistance to federal health care money” (WCCO.com); “There are jobs out there, but employers are struggling to find the right candidates” (StarTribune.com)