A Changing of the Guard at Nonprofit MinnPost, a Bright Spot in Sustainable, Online Local News

After nine full years dedicated to the site, MinnPost founders Joel and Laurie Kramer are officially handing over the reins today. The steadfast Minnesota-focused nonprofit, often named by observers of digital local news efforts alongside other success stories like The Texas Tribune and Voice of San Diego, has taken a cautious path to sustainability, through a mix of memberships, major donors, corporate sponsorships, advertising, and, to a lesser extent, foundation funding.

Andrew Wallmeyer will become the new CEO, and Andrew Putz is taking over as editor, a transition first announced last spring (both Andys joined MinnPost two-and-a-half years ago). MinnPost now also has seven full-time reporters, including a data journalist, and a stable of contract writers.

 

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