CityMag is good.
The City Standard will be better.
CityMag has 39,000 unique readers each month. We have 14,000 followers on Instagram and through our partnership with InDaily, we reach over 40,000 email addresses every week.
However, advertising online only generates $30 per thousand views.
This is a standard online rate, but it means we need 3,000 people to read every single story just to pay the writer. That amount doesn’t cover the photography, the web servers, the design, or anything else that makes the Internet tick.
It’s this business model that leads media brands to focus on reporting the stories they know will get clicks, ie: Kimye, Brangelina and Trump.
We believe 1,000 of our readers really value what we do and will consider becoming regular, paying contributors so we can look beyond Kim’s butt and build a platform that engages readers in better stories that deliver real-world results.