County Buzz shut down, but it was a great run and I am proud to have called myself the Co-Founder and VP of Digital Media for the first hyper-local digital news agency in Franklin County, Tennessee.
This was an amazing project with a spectacular team. I am very proud of our accomplishments. We grew the audience reach and engagement to over 200,000 in the first year.
The quality of work produced by this dedicated team of three was better than much of the work that I saw while working with larger publishers. This team covered a large county including five municipalities, providing breaking news well before local news outlets.
Coverage varied from local government news on traffic and politics to controversial coverage of the establishment of the first GSA club at the local high school.
Coverage of county traffic issues including a fancy new round-a-bout.
Things got a little hot at the Decherd Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Controversy over the creation of the county’s first Gay-Straight Alliance at the local high school garnered national attention.
And one of our most popular interviews with actor John Schneider.
And finally… who says you can’t have fun with news and politics?