The origins of The Blot, a new digital magazine that officially launched last week out of modest Manhattan digs, is so far what’s most fascinating about the site. From Dan Orlando’s New York Business Journal piece:
“The project was inspired by a friend,” said publisher and editor-in-chief Neil St. Clair, “who had been wronged in the press many years ago, and found, that despite all her efforts, she couldn’t be made whole.”
St. Clair, who spent time as a YNN and NY1 television reporter, continued that “there was no verified platform to tell her side of the story. [Alex Geana and I] set out to create one that would give people a chance to be heard.”
The site appears so far to be a mix of bylined and unbylined items. St. Clair told Orlando there is one silent investor currently on board and that The Blot hopes to add $750,000 of funding in the coming year.