insideMoray Community News

by insidemoray in Moray

insideMoray Community News
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On 25th October 2016 we successfully raised £6,305 with 144 supporters in 56 days

insideMoray is a hyper-local community news site serving Moray with an average unique readership of over 50,000 a month - and often 100,000

by insidemoray in Moray

Hyper-local community news arrived in Moray in 2010 when Stuart Crowther became the STV Local Editor for four sites in Buckie, Elgin, Lossiemouth and Forres - all towns in Moray.

Sadly, Stuart decided to try and serve the community as a local councillor two years later - quitting STV Local as it would cause a conflict.  STV then decided to simply close the local community news sites - and Stuart came second in the election.  After a short spell working for his local MP and MSP (a punishment, he says, for losing), in 2013 Stuart started a new Hyper-local community news site - www.insideMoray.news - as an 'experiment'. 

Three years later, insideMoray is one of the most popular community news resources in Scotland (and ranks highly in the UK), with an average of over 50,000 unique readers each month (and quite often the site has reached over 100,000).   This has been achieved by producing daily, high-quality news items with a distinct slant to community interest articles - the little things that the mainstream press might ignore are sure to find favour on insideMoray.

All this has come at a cost.  Stuart has never taken a 'salary' from insideMoray, and only just covers the costs of the site from the generousity of local businesses who have 'sponsored' the site, covering its basic expenses.

This has, however, always been a struggle - so Stuart is now looking for a little help from his current and future readers!  Not to put too fine a point on it, Stuart is seeking some community support for 2017 - if he receives that then it will fire up insideMoray to bigger and greater things!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Reader's will effectively become insideMoray shareholders. Shareholders will have a say in how insideMoray operates in future - you will be given an opportunity to 'renew' your subscription at the end of 2017.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Readers+ will be the same as readers, but they will additionally receive an exclusive insideMoray calendar for 2017.

£100 or more

17 of 15 claimed

£100 Reward

Page Sponsors - Page Sponsors will also have a say in how our community news develops - but in addition will have their own individual Moray business or group page on the www.insideMoray.news site. That page will be hold any news items appearing on the site alongside additional information on the business/group.

£200 or more

13 of 12 claimed

£200 Reward

Sponsor's will also be shareholders with voting rights, in addition they will each be allocated one month over the next year when their business or group will feature as the main sponsor on insideMoray.

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