Metro Jacksonville

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Metro Jacksonville
MetroJacksonvillelogo.png
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Screen shot as of November 12, 2012
Type of site
News website, blog, and forum
Area servedJacksonville, Florida, United States
Websitewww.metrojacksonville.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedMarch 13, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-03-13)
Current statusDefunct

Metro Jacksonville was an American news website, blog, and forum focusing on Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. The site offered news, blogs, forums and original content covering urban issues, politics, and culture in the city.

History[edit]

Metro Jacksonville was founded by Steve Congro, Dan Herbin, Ennis Davis, Kevin Connor, and Stephen Dare.[1] The site launched on March 13, 2006 as a weblog with the intention to educate the public on issues that matter to cities. The site provides members a platform for discussion on topics concerning urban core, transit-oriented development, municipal policy, and politics in Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region.[2]

Awards[edit]

First Coast American Planning Association gave Metro Jacksonville its Excellence in Media Award in 2008.[3] The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized the publication with its 2009 Outstanding Public Interest Group Award.[2] In 2010, local alternative weekly Folio Weekly named Metro Jacksonville "Best Political Blog".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Max Marbut (May 14, 2008). "Metrojacksonville.com keeps the conversation going". Financial News and Daily Record. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Metro Jacksonville. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  3. ^ "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE" (PDF). First Coast APA. Retrieved 19 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Best of Jax 2010: News and Media" (PDF). Folio Weekly. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.

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