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TypeOnline newspaper
PublisherLocal News Now LLC[1][2]
Founded2010; 13 years ago (2010)[3]
HeadquartersBallston, Arlington, Virginia[4]
Sister newspapersALXnow, Reston Now, Tysons Reporter[5]

ARLnow is a local online newspaper covering news in Arlington County, Virginia.[6][7]

Scott Brodbeck started ARLnow in January 2010.[8][3][9][10] ARLnow publishes Morning Notes every day with a roundup of local news and includes a weather report for each day.[citation needed] The site is updated throughout the day.[citation needed]

In 2020, for their coverage of Amazon HQ2, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded ARLnow journalists with the 2019 Dateline Award for online business reporting.[11][12]

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In addition to ARLnow, Local News Now operates other local news sites in Northern Virginia, including ALXnow in Alexandria, Reston Now in Reston, and Tysons Reporter in Tysons.[5]


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  3. ^ a b Owens, S. (11 August 2020). "Scott Brodbeck built a thriving local news company in the DC suburbs". Simon Owens's Media Newsletter. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  4. ^ O'Connell, M. (30 January 2020). "ARLNow Celebrates 10 Years Covering Arlington Online". Arlington, VA Patch. Patch Media. Archived from the original on 14 April 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  5. ^ a b Beaujon, Andrew (17 September 2019). "Alexandria's About to Get Another News Source". Washingtonian. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  6. ^ Hayes, D.; Lawless, J.L. (2021). "Saving Local News". News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 129. ISBN 9781108834773. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  7. ^ Craft, S.; Davis, C.N. (2021). Principles of American Journalism: An Introduction (Third ed.). New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781351106993.
  8. ^ Stencel, M.; Adair, B.; Kamalakanthan, P. (2014). "The Goat Must Be Fed: Why digital tools are missing in most newsrooms" (PDF). The Goat Must Be Fed. Duke Reporters' Lab at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy in the Sanford School of Public Policy. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  9. ^ Miars, A. "#78 – Scott Brodbeck leads thriving hyperlocal news network". It's All Journalism. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  10. ^ Grubisich, T. (16 January 2015). "How to Get to 5 Years of Success in Hyperlocal Publishing". Street Fight. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  11. ^ "DC SPJ Dateline Awards -- Presenting the best of 2019 Washington DC journalism". YouTube. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  12. ^ Miles, V. (10 June 2020). "ARLnow Wins Journalism Award for Amazon HQ2 Coverage". Local News Now LLC. Archived from the original on 14 March 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2021.

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