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Juvenile Justice Niche Reporting Reaches a Milestone

Anyone who has followed this site knows that our Center for Sustainable Journalism is experimenting with niche journalism topics. For example, mainstream media because of resource cuts, no longer covers juvenile justice well, if at all. Our Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, is trying to fill that void because we think this kind of public service journalism is vital to our democracy and to all the individuals touched by the vast juvenile justice system. We are making progress and finding audiences care.

Here is what I wrote at the site blog today:

Yesterday was a milestone for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.or); you helped us top the 5,000 unique visitors a month threshold. We saw it coming from the first day of the New Year. Each day together you are piling up hundreds of page views and more and more of you are signing up for the newsletter.

So if you are interested in juvenile justice issues, you are not alone. We are convinced that somewhere among the 5,250 of you, there are core groups who want to connect with other like-minded people. We are going to find ways to help make that happen. One quick way is for you to sign up for the newsletter on the front page of

If you have ideas to build our core community or communities, please take a couple of minutes to shoot us an email on this page.

Here is what we already do know. The majority of you are coming from Georgia, which tells me we are supplying much needed information about Georgia’s juvenile justice system and its children. Our visitors in general are sticky and those of you from Georgia are very sticky. On average you are spending multiple minutes at the website and clicking through multiple pages. Our JJIEga Facebook page is pushing lots of readers our way. Be sure to friend us and if you like what we are doing, hit the “like” button too. Each click helps make others aware of the issues we are covering each and every day.

Of course, we love our national audience too. Many juvenile justice issues we cover are not Georgia specific. They are universal, and you folks on the national level can help us all find best practices together.

And to the 5,250 of you who dropped by to visit in the last 30 days, thanks and we will do our best to make your visits valuable experiences.

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