Monthly Archives: May 2011

Meet the New Jersey Hyperlocal News Association

The proliferation of more than 100 hyperlocal or community news sites in New Jersey over the past two years has prompted a non-profit group to form the New Jersey Hyperlocal News Association to help sustain journalism with civic-minded resources. As … Continue reading

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Knight-funded news project focuses on easier social media info sharing

By Jessica Durkin Jeff Reifman sees community engagement quickly evolving online and he has designed an open-source platform to make information sharing easy for publishers of small and medium-sized publications. “Given what we’ve seen with news organizations is they are … Continue reading

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Online journalism site Voice of San Diego turns to print to fundraise, showcase work

By Jessica Durkin Nonprofit online news site Voice of San Diego is using an offline tactic to boost brand recognition and raise funds. The investigative journalism outlet founded in 2004 has released “Our People, Our Places: A San Diego Photo Story”,  a … Continue reading

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10 things you need to know about startups

Nice list from Mark Potts (@pottsmark) and #kdmccamp News Entrepreneur Boot Camp – 10 things you need to know about start ups 1. Start ups are really, really hard work 2. They’re not for everybody 3. It’s a constant roller-coaster … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal news publishers defend localism in face of media chain expansion

By Jessica Durkin A group of independent, local online news publisher drew a line in the sand Thursday with a campaign to preserve what it means to be “local.” With corporate media groups launching locally-focused news, such as the growing … Continue reading

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