The Downey Beat provides news, stories and articles on “All Things Downey”. The online news outlet was founded by Ben Baeder, a prize-winning journalist. The outlet was purchased by Dn. Mario A. Guerra in December of 2012. Mario purchased the online paper because he felt that it was an important resource for the city. Mario has hired John Zander as managing editor. John oversees the day-to-day operations of the outlet. Under Zander’s supervision, the outlet has become a “Magazine” for the city focusing on the positive aspects of the wonderful city of Downey, its residents and businesses.
Frequently asked questions:
How do I advertise and how much does it cost? Call John at 562-965-1768. Please CLICK HERE to see our advertising page.
I’m interested in becoming a journalist or photographer. Do you have any job openings? Not really, because we are so small. But we are happy to offer pay for the stories that we publish. The rate would depend on your experience and the amount of time put into the piece. If you are interested, call or email John or Mario.
If I report a news tip, will I be kept anonymous? Yes, if you wish. We are also happy to give credit where credit is due!