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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

The is a nonprofit online local news organization in New Haven, Conn.

The Independent was by longtime New Haven journalist Paul Bass. It is produced in conjunction with Bass’ and  by foundation grants, sponsorships, and donations, with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven as its .

The Independent has a , with  as of 2013. The Independent is also home to the , two journalists whose coverage of medical safety issues appears on the site. In 2009, Bass and the Online Journalism Project launched another nonprofit local site, the with a staff of two full-time reporters, in Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley. The Independent’s budget for all three programs was about $420,000 in 2015, down from . As of 2014, 25% of its funding came from foundation grants, down from 75% in previous years, with most of its money coming from individual donors.

The Independent has a partnership with where the organizations and Independent stories appear in the print edition of La Voz.

The site had more than 170,000 unique monthly visitors in 2011 according to a . The Independent suspended its user comments for two weeks in 2012 because of concerns about a lack of civility.

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