What’s Up Newp more than doubled our readership in 2020 – more than 1,126,470 users visiting our site, racking up more than 3.05 million page views. Our busiest year ever. We published more than 3,612 stories in 2020 – 52% more than in 2019. Many of these stories we broke. Many more of these stories you won’t find anywhere else.
Every story we do is important to us, but here’s a look at what caught the most attention in 2020.
Our readers love for movies and opportunities continues in 2020. Many of you were excited to read about a new movie opportunity coming in 2021.
By the time summer and beach season came around earlier this year, many were excited to read about the reopening of Second Beach (and all Rhode Island state beaches).
HGTV revealing that the HGTV Dream Home 2021 was in Portsmouth was welcome, fun news in 2020. Our three stories about the HGTV Dream Home have racked up more than 50,000 pageviews. The prize package, valued at over $2.8 million, includes the newly built, fully furnished Portsmouth residence, along with $250,000 from Rocket Mortgage and a 2021 motorhome from Camping World.
When What’s Up Newp broke the news in March that the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade had been cancelled, due to COVID-19, many were in support of the decision, and many were upset.
When it came to our most-read stories of the year, those all had to do with our coverage of COVID-19 and information our readers wanted and needed.
The Latest From What's Up Newp
- Newport Polo to host USA versus Mexico on Saturday
- What’sUp Interview: Sean Oshima of Oshima Brothers coming to Norman Bird Sanctuary September 24th
- ReVision: Newport Art Museum announces new exhibition by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
- Aquidneck Land Trust announces the start of its annual Art & Writing Contest
- Gerry Goldstein: Music, with nature calling the tune
- Apple Picking Season has arrived! “Six Picks” Orchards in Newport County and beyond
- Jamestown Arts Center seeks artist submissions for ‘RAW: Reassessment and Wonder’
- National Data shows an increase in child poverty and uninsured children
- 24th International Seapower Symposium taking place at Naval War College this week
- Obituary: Anne S. Gadoury