Thanks to your viewership, Alpha News has grown faster than anybody could have predicted so far during 2020.
This has been a trying year, and we deeply appreciate your readership amidst a hard times as we report underexposed stories and provide a novel perspective in Minnesota’s increasingly monotone media environment.
Over the last six months, readers like yourself have clicked on over 7,500,000 Alpha News stories. In the last month alone, our viewers have watched well over 1,600,000 minutes of our video content. In just the last week, over 56,000 different people have visited our website.
Meanwhile, the Alpha News social media presence continues to expand. In the last month, over 2,200,000 have seen our posts on Twitter. Additionally, our Facebook page now has over 160,000 followers. This statistic puts our nonprofit site run by independent journalists in the company of major corporate Minnesota news outlets.
For comparison: in the mere five years our site has been run by its small, dedicated staff, we have amassed a Facebook following that is 80% as large as that of the Star Tribune. The Tribune has existed since 1867 and boasts “Minnesota’s largest newsroom.”
We are on a rapid growth trajectory. During June 2020 we experienced 501% more viewership than we enjoyed during this same time in 2019— and we have you to thank for that!
We have some dedicated writers, video producers and donors, but our mission to challenge the prevailing media narratives in our beloved state would be impossible without dedicated readers as well.
We look forward to the remainder of this year, and to many more years to come.
If you want to help us continue to grow please take a moment to share the next Alpha News story that you find interesting!