Forbes alerted me to the San Diego News Network, which is rising as the San Diego Union Tribune is going down:
Here are the stats according to the Forbes article:
SDNN is running a budget of about $1 million, which allows him to employ 16 full timers (some are former Union-Tribune staffers), aided by 23 freelancers and 12 bloggers. His site draws an average 125,000 monthly visitors, according to Quantcast.
This is probably what is going to happen in many major markets as the metro print pubs falter: small online only sites that look very much like the larger news sites will arise, employing a few journalists and other freelancers. They will have to be knit into larger local ad networks and/or charge for some content to survive.
Related: The NY Times is seeing huge usage in mobile (video), both from its iPhone app and the mobile Web more generally.