Scott Widmeyer
Scott Widmeyer

Scott Widmeyer, founding managing partner and chief strategy officer at Finn Partners, is among the founders of The Overlook media platform.

The reader-supporter non-profit news site promises to be laser-focused on news in the New York Catskills’ communities on Saugerties, Hunter, Hurley, Olive, Shandaken and Woodstock, where Widmeyer resides.

Widmeyer launched Widmeyer Communications (education PR specialist) in 1987 and sold it to Finn Partners in 2013.

The Overlook team includes Jackie Kellachan, (owner of the Golden Notebook Bookstore), William van Rhoden (NYU design professor), and Elliot Toman (website developer).

They launched The Overlook, which will cover cultural, political, education and environmental issues, due to their concern about the decline of media and the future of journalism.

The Overlook was recently approved as an member of the Institute for Non-Profit News, which serves as its 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.

The site is currently looking to hire a founding editor-in-chief.