Next Door Media is a network of ten trusted neighborhood news sites and a regional portal in the North Seattle area, the first of its kind in the country and the most-trafficked in the city.
Founded in Ballard in early 2008 by two longtime journalists, Kate and Cory Bergman, Next Door Media is committed to creating a community-powered approach to local journalism while providing sustainable value for advertisers.
Unlike many blogs, Next Door Media’s sites are authored by experienced journalists who produce original, objective news coverage. Next Door Media’s MyBallard.com won a 2009 Online Journalism Award for community collaboration, beating the LA Times and Miami Herald for the award. And PhinneyWood.com won the national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for deadline reporting.
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Kate Bergman, CEO and co-founder
Kate Bergman registered the domain MyBallard.com in 2007, launching Next Door Media’s first foray into neighborhood blogging. Kate was the coordinating producer of KING 5 Morning News, and earlier, assignment manager of Northwest Cable News. She also worked at Evening Magazine, the most successful local magazine show in the country. In 2006, Kate founded SeattleChic.com, a hyperlocal shopping and bargains site.
In 2009, she was named one of the “top 100 women in Seattle tech” by TechFlash.com.
Cory Bergman, co-founder
Cory is the director of new product development at msnbc.com, and earlier he headed up KING5.com and NWCN.com, where his team won two national journalism awards. (Next Door Media is not affiliated with msnbc.com.) He also founded LostRemote.com, one of the first blogs on the web.
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