HereCast launched in 2015 as DailyUV, offering user-generated news, blogs and notices focused on the Upper Valley. The company rebranded in July and expanded the platform statewide, though it was not yet profitable, founder and CEO Watt Alexander said at the time. HereCast paid its content creators based on how many clicks their content generated.
DailyUV attracted about 80,000 monthly visitors and more than 100 regular bloggers, Seven Days reported earlier this year. It paid out $71,000 to content creators over a recent 12-month period, according to the company.
Alexander envisioned the platform as a space where professional news organizations and citizen bloggers would publish side by side.
But in a note published Friday to the site under his username, Brave Little Startup, Alexander said local newspapers haven't wanted to collaborate with HereCast.