Historic City News is an independent exercise in citizen journalism focused on local news; originating from, or having an impact on, St Augustine and St Johns County. Our editor-in-chief, Michael Gold, says research is his passion. Our mission is to hold public figures accountable to the public.
Feature writers, photojournalists, and other contributors are empowered to reach an audience of well over 15,000 weekday readers, and thousands more on our social media websites as well as our news domain, historiccity.com.
We advocate for open meetings, open records, and transparency in our government and are the first to report on fraud, waste and abuse, if it is discovered.
We are a free press for individual, free thinking citizens. As the eyes and ears of the public, we report the local news in our community from a conservative, non-sugar-coated point-of-view. Our writers have decades of experience in St Johns County, and our editor has more than 50-years involvement in our community.
Historic City News has developed, over the past ten-years, from a periodic newsletter, to an interactive platform seven-years ago, to a polished collaborative that is read by some of the area’s most influential citizens.
Our 24-hour news portal is the repository for all of our news articles, editorials, and photo journal reports. It contains the full text of every article as well as an online antecedent history which goes back to 2008. This is the place to go to learn more from our complete archives.
Our gateway to facebook and all of the social media features available. This is the place to go to post remarks about breaking news stories, add your opinions or visit our photo galleries; compiled from events happening in and around St Augustine, St Johns County and the Beaches.
All the news that fits in 140 characters — including the URL. This is the place for “on-the-go” readers, who also want to be “in-the-know” throughout the day. Follow us on twitter and you’ll be notified as soon as each article is posted to our website. If the topic is of interest, just click the embedded link to be taken to the full story with pictures.
Currently, our advertisers and sponsors fully support the cost of producing our weekday news journal, and we hope that trend continues. “One thing is for certain,” Historic City News editor Michael Gold said. “If even a small percentage of local advertisers include us in their mix, we will never charge our readers to read the news.”