Feedspot ranks MyrtleBeachSC News as the top news organization for the Myrtle Beach DMA for 2023.
On December 29, 2022 Feedspot published its rankings for most reliable, most influential Myrtle Beach Area DMA news providers for 2023.
The rankings are based on total traffic, social media followers, domain authority, and freshness of news provided by the news organization.
The rankings were reported as follows:
- MyrtleBeachSC News
- WBTW News 13 TV
- WFXB Fox 43 TV
- The Associated Press » Myrtle Beach
Other news sites that ranked in the top 10 were: WPDE #6, WMBF News #8, The Post and Courier » Myrtle Beach #9 and the Sun News #10.
In a December press release announcing the Coastal Carolina University MyrtleBeachSC News School of Journalism endowment, David Hucks, MyrtleBeachSC News Publisher stated, “Trust is the currency of journalism.”
Hearing this news, Hucks added, “I am pleased our news organization has been honored by Feedspot. All of those listed in the top 10 are outstanding news organizations. We are proud to be considered among those local providers.”
The CCU press release reads:
Coastal Carolina University students majoring in communication will soon benefit from the recently established MyrtleBeachSC News Annual and Endowed Journalism Scholarship, it was announced by the Office for Advancement and Alumni Engagement. The scholarship supports students in the Department of Communication, Media, and Culture in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
“We are grateful for MyrtleBeachSC News’ generosity in creating this endowed scholarship for journalism students,” said Eric Rivenbark, CCU’s senior director of major and planned gifts. “The organization has a deep understanding of the news industry and by creating this transformational scholarship, it is investing in the next generation of journalists.”
David L. Hucks, a 1986 CCU graduate, is the publisher of MyrtleBeachSC News. In 1767, his family moved from Surrey, Va., to Conway, S.C., when it was known as the town of Kingston.
“As journalism continues to evolve, the future of journalism lies in the hands of today’s scholars,” said Hucks, a lifelong resident of Horry County. “Because MyrtleBeachSC News is passionate about all things media, we are honored to team up with Coastal Carolina University in funding the brightest and the best future leaders in this field.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: major in communication with a concentration in interactive journalism or minor in journalism and have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
“Coastal Carolina represents excellence in all they do,” said Hucks. “I was inspired to create this scholarship because I believe Coastal Carolina University will excellently steward the upcoming bright minds in our field, setting the bar high for journalistic standards. Trust is the currency of journalism. Coastal Carolina has a proven track record of trustworthiness since its founding in 1954. Tomorrow’s leaders in journalism will need to overcome trust in broadcasting issues that my generation never imagined.”
After graduating from CCU, Hucks worked in the travel industry through 2011. In 2004, he and a few friends launched MyrtleBeachSC News. According to Hucks, this small group had the vision to foresee the interruptive changes coming to the journalism industry. With a focus on Horry County, MyrtleBeachSC News works to recreate the era of locally-owned independent news, while also embracing the ongoing changes in news broadcasting, news distribution, and news-related technologies.