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Times of San Diego begins its ninth year of publication on Monday with an average monthly readership of nearly 500,000.

The independent local news website launched on March 14, 2014, and recorded 59,539 unique users — the standard measure of online readership — in the following April, its first full month.

By comparison, over the past 12 months, from March, 2021, through February, 2022, Times of San Diego averaged just under 500,000 unique users a month — a 750% increase.

Times of San Diego has changed dramatically in eight years. The editorial team has grown, the site completed a major redesign, and coverage has expanded with regional and statewide news.

But the website’s goal remains the same — timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of news that impacts residents of San Diego County.

The team of seven editors and photographers plus numerous contributing writers now publishes an average of 25 articles a day covering all aspects of this community. Major topics include politics, crime, business, sports, education, arts, military, science, health, life and opinion.

Also unchanged after eight years is a business model designed to ensure that high-quality news coverage is available to all. The site is entirely free, supported by local and national advertising as well as contributions from our readers.

Also free is a daily email newsletter sent at 8 a.m. with the top news over the past 24 hours.

If you like what we do and want to help support our work, consider a small monthly contribution — the cost of a latte — via PayPal or PressPatron.

Times of San Diego has broken major stories, and has received numerous professional awards, including five Best News Site awards from the San Diego Press Club. But what is most gratifying to the team is the loyalty of our audience.

Thanks to you, our readers, for trusting Times of San Diego and helping it grow.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.