GoLocal Wins Three Major Awards for Coverage of Issues of Diversity in 2014

GoLocal Editor, Kate Nagle

GoLocal Editor, Kate Nagle

The NAACP Providence Branch awarded GoLocalProv’s News Reporter and Editor Kate Nagle the Ida B. Wells Award for her contributions in coverage of important stories facing Rhode Island’s minority community. The award was presented at the 101st Annual Dinner of the NAACP on Friday, October 24.

Previously this year, GoLocalProv won:

The Metcalf Award for Diversity in the Media that has been given yearly to honor outstanding journalism — and was awarded in 2014 to GoLocalProv.com for its coverage of the Davey Lopes swimming pool closure and the lack of recreational opportunities provided to Providence children.

The Fund for Community Progress honored community leader GoLocalProv in April. The digital media company was recognized for creating vital local news information that is free to the public. “Access to local news that is responsibly researched and investigated is critical to a democratic and participatory society,” said Sally Turner, Executive Director for the Fund. “We are especially proud to recognize a home-grown Rhode Island media company.”

BIA/Kelsey Names GoLocal24 Future Star in Local Digital Media

GoLocal24 named one of the best 7 emerging companies

Boston, MA – GoLocal24, a rapidly growing digital media business delivering local news and information to mid-sized markets, was named by BIA/Kelsey as a Future Star in local digital media.

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GoLocal 24 is one of seven companies that are being presented as Future Stars at BIA/Kelsey’s LEADING IN LOCAL: The National Impact conference in Boston, MA, March 18-20, 2013. BIA/Kelsey selected the Future Stars – early stage start- ups that are developing the next big thing in interactive local media.

“Being recognized by BIA/Kelsey as a Future Star is a tremendous honor to the GoLocal team. The experience from the past two years demonstrates our model of providing high quality local content is realizing tremendous validation from consumers, advertisers and leading industry experts like BIA/Kelsey,” said Josh Fenton, Co-Founder and CEO of GoLocal24.

In the past year, GoLocal has seen multi-hundred percent growth in pageviews, unique visitors and revenue. GoLocal is becoming a part of its communities’ daily lives – now realizing more than 500% year-over-year in pageview growth in Providence; in Worcester, traffic in the first year is already the 2nd largest digital source in Central Massachusetts, delivering more than 1.2 million pageviews per month.

“Consumers and advertisers are shifting their behavior from legacy media to digital. Consumers want their content real time, they want it delivered to their mobile device and they want it integrated to social media. GoLocal24 believes we have broken key elements of the code,” said Fenton.

GoLocal24, MeetSoci, LocalBlox, Pricing Engine, Punchcard, Stik, and MapleFarm Media are the seven emerging companies selected.

BIA/Kelsey’s Boston event is being attended by hundreds of the leaders in digital media, including CBS Radio, Gannett, Washington Post, Google, AutoTrader.com, HubSpot, Yahoo!, and The E.W. Scripps Corp to name a few.

BIA/Kelsey advises companies in the local media space through consulting and valuation services, research, Continuous Advisory Services and conferences. Since 1983 BIA/Kelsey has been a resource to the media, mobile advertising, telecommunications, Yellow Pages and electronic directory markets, as well as to government agencies, law firms and investment companies looking to understand trends and revenue drivers. BIA/Kelsey’s annual conferences draw executives from across industries seeking expert guidance on how companies are finding innovative ways to grow. Additional information is available at http://www.biakelsey.com, on the company’s Local Media Watch blog, Twitter(http://twitter.com/BIAKelsey) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/biakelsey).