Headline Surfer the Internet newspaper
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- News travels fast in the 21st century and we are excited to be a part of the Internet age. Headline Surfer is a small media outlet, but we are an alternative medium for a news-hungry public tired of the liberal print newspapers.More and more of you are finding us online as one of the few Internet newspapers in the country. We were first in Florida with our April 7, 2008, launch from here in New Smyrna Beach, first as NSBNews.net and now under our umbrella trademarked name, Headline Surfer, Florida's 24/7 Internet Newspaper, accessed through HeadlineSurfer.com.
Of course, you can still access us through NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net, though our main URL now is HeadlineSurfer.com. We started with a few hundred unique visitors daily. These days we can draw anywhere from several thousand in a 24-hour cycle to as many as 12,000 unique visitors, according to our Google Analytics. We also have the largest social media network in Volusia County with more than 10,300 contacts.
We're among the few 24/7 Internet newspapers whose stories, blogs and images (photos, videos, graphics) are picked up by Google News Directories around the clock. Because of our strong following, many of our stories go right to the top of the search engines. And we carry video content showcasing news from around the world.
As you can see from our political ads that those seeking election or re-election know this is the place to be seen, heard and read, and we have a lot more coming on board. We are conservative in our editorial stances, but more important, we are real about our approach to breaking news, investigative reporting and news of record. By real, we mean there's no sugar coating the news or issues at hand.
We will be heard in this election year, with our own candidate debates that you'll be able to watch online and we'll be endorsing candidates heading into the Aug. 14 primaries and prior to the November elections. This Sunday, we'll premiere our new online news and public affairs show, "The Roundtable," and we'll be covering the national conventions: The Republican convention the week of Aug. 27 in Tampa and the Democratic convention the week of Sept. 3 in Charlotte.
We are thankful for the opportunity to bring you news every single day -- day and night. We enjoy a great following throughout Central Florida, in particular, New Smyrna Beach, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Ormond Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Sanford, Lake Mary, Windemere, Palm Coast, Titusville and many other communities. And yes, we have followers in all 50 states, led, of course, by the Sunshine State.
Here is a Florida map that shows the locations throughout the Sunshine State in a snapshot graphic from our Google Analytics last month. The largest circle shows the New Smyrna Beach-Daytona Beach-Deltona areas and the second large circle shows the Orlando market.
About the Blogger
Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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