Founded in 2008, the Alaska Dispatch seeks to “hold Alaska’s elected officials and business leaders accountable.” The site, a for-profit enterprise that relies on advertising and sponsorships for its revenue, was co-founded by Alaska journalists Tony Hopfinger and Amanda Coyneis. In October 2010, Hopfinger made national news when he was handcuffed by Senate candidate Joe Miller’s security guards while reporting at a campaign event. The Alaska Dispatch has a sister site, the TundraTelegraph.com.
Ideology25 out of 100
Transparency80 out of 100
Productivity93 out of 100
Average Stories Per Week21 out of 35