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#20 – State Scoop

Posted on November 13, 2019


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This is the company information page for the 2019 #ELGLHaverford award.

Learn more about the award program, and read about all of the honorees.


About State Scoop


Engagement With ELGL:

  • Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts with ELGL? No
  • Events, Activities with ELGL? No

Working with the Company:

Describe your work and interactions with the nominee – how have you worked with them, on what projects, in what capacity?

  • State Scoop has filled a much needed void in my life for coverage of local government issues. I have enjoyed their special series and their continued focus on technology topics. If I didn’t have ELGL and State Scoop, I would feel like there was no coverage of local government from a national media company.

What was the product/outcome of your relationship with the company?

  • This is perhaps a different nomination than a service provider, but my relationship with State Scoop is that it’s a must read and follow for me as I look for news about local governments nationwide and I also appreciate that I have the chance to learn new things about state government too.

What are three words you’d use to describe the company?

  • Focused, intentional, timely

Describe the on boarding process for your work with the company – either when you personally started working with them, or when your organization did. What could someone else in local government know about starting work with this company?

  • The State Scoop brand also has focused publications on IT, education, state government, and federal government. I’ve found those publications useful when I was first reading the site’s content, although have mainly focused on their local coverage.

What is the company’s pricing structure? Please be as descriptive as possible.

  • Free.

What’s the most interesting or fun aspect of your work with the company? 

  • I’ve learned a lot about government technology and social media from State Scoop and regularly find good ideas from the articles and sometimes even the ads! I also appreciate that they carve out coverage for county government; working at that level it can seem like all of the coverage of local government is at the city level.

How has your relationship with the company evolved or changed over time? How has the company reacted to or addressed any changes that your organization has requested in the scope/focus of your work together?

  • If anything, my readership has grown over time, and in that evolution I think I do my job better because I learn more about trends and best practices in government.
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