August was another record month for Delaware Business Now’s website.
A combination of breaking news pieces and stories not featured in the local media aided the performance. Our opt-in five-day-a-week newsletter also set a record when it came to the number of subscribers.
One factor is the “hard paywall” at Delaware Online/News Journal for many of its significant stories, even those of community interest that other media outlets would keep outside the “subscribers only” boundary.
The top story involved a company getting the go-ahead for a plant that would produce construction materials from slag waste coming off ships. The plant had been opposed by some residents in Wilmington’sSouthbridge neighborhood.
Coming in at No. 4 was an Our View review of the Popeyes fried chicken sandwich. The sandwich “went viral” on social and even mainstream media and quickly sold out in Delaware and elsewhere.
We found it superior to the Chick-fil-A sandwich, but many disagree. Also high on the list was news of a new Sprouts market in north Wilmington, a plane crash that took two lives and an update the state not enforce a ban on dogs on restaurant patios.
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