From independent website to local TV to the front page of Yahoo! Independent journalism does indeed get attention if a story is reported and sourced correctly. Today, a story originally published on LatinoRebels.com, which was featured yesterday on San Diego's Channel 8, made the front page Yahoo! today. The CBS 8 video went viral rather quickly too.
The Channel 8 video, which interviews one of the Rebeldes to explain the entire story of Troop 11's "immigrants fleeing" patch and how we were the first (and only) outlet to report the story accurately, from beginning to end, has gained over 600,000 views today, making it the most popular Yahoo News! video in the US for April 10, 2012. Yes, even more popular than Tim Tebow.
Update, April 12: The video views has now exceeded 860,000 views.