Two years ago today, April 13, Framingham Source began publishing news focused on Framingham.
Framingham SOURCE is an independent, community-based online news site, publishing 365-day a year, 24-hour a day news. It is basically a one-woman newsroom, run by publisher & editor Susan Petroni. Framingham Source‘s focus is on Framingham schools, community, and government, but the site has a MetroWest flavor when it comes to restaurants, things to do, and businesses.
In our first two years of publishing, Framingham Source published more than 8,700 reports.
Framingham Source started out averaging about 20,000 unique users per month, according to Google analytics. Since then, Framingham Source is averaging more than 50,000 unique users per month, according to Google analytics, which has certified our website. Last month, in March we had more than 90,000 unique users on the Source site.
The main reason Framingham Source is successful, is it focused on Framingham. Our readers are focused on Framingham and so are we! Thus, the “Our Framingham” in our logo.
Framingham Source remains FREE to all. Source does not charge to read any reports or view any slideshow or video. Source is supported by local advertisers and donations by readers to PayPal via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to every business and organization that advertised with Framingham Source in our first two years. Please click on Source advertisers and support them, too.
Finally, thanks to all the loyal readers. Every day, Source receives texts, Facebook messages, emails, photos, and news tips from our readers, who live and work in Framingham. Framingham Source would not have been as successful these first two years with out all of you!
And because Framingham Source has been so successful, today, April 13, Petroni Media Company is launching Ashland Source and Natick Source Facebook pages. The goal is to expand, in the future, to full community-based and community-supported news sites, with reader and advertising support. Send news for Ashland and Natick to email@example.com.
And to celebrate those first two years of SOURCE in Framingham, Source is holding a birthday/anniversary party on Saturday night, June 23 at Daniel’s Table Kitchen in downtown Framingham.
Tickets will be available soon (watch for a report), and ALL proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Daniel’s Table, a Framingham non profit, founded and run by David and Alicia Blais, which has one mission – “to create a sense of food security in the City of Framingham.”