Monthly Archives: October 2011

An emerging local advertising network in action

Hyperlocal news service NetNewsCheck talks to Sacramento Press publisher Ben Ilfeld about Ilfeld’s growing advertising network that focuses on media partnerships in his market. Article: News Pureplay Spawns Agency, Ad Network.

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How did we do? Post-summit survey results

Thank you to the 56 publishers who took our survey about Block by Block: Community News Summit 2011. Satisfaction was quite high. All but three of the 55 people who responded to the question about satisfaction with the overall experience … Continue reading

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2011 Summit videos are posted!

Reynolds Journalism Institute videotaped many of the Block by Block sessions Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Chicago. Find them here..

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Indie publisher: From reaction to action in online local news environment

This article originally appeared Oct. 5 on Mike Foucher’s Vouchification blog and is crossposted here with permission from Fourcher, a member of the Block by Block indie publisher network.  Inflection Point By MIKE FOURCHER, founder/publisher The Center Square Journal, Chicago … Continue reading

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Headlines and indie local news tips from #bxb11

Over three days last weekend — Sept. 29-Oct 1 — more than 100 people gathered for the second Block by Block Community News Summit in Chicago. The majority of those present were independent news publishers who run local, digital commmunity … Continue reading

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Photo: BXB wrap, discussion of trade association and future of Block by Block

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Photos: Block by Block unconference sessions

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BREAKING: Indie online news trade association forms at #bxb11

  Mike Fourcher, publisher of Center Square Journal in Chicago, announced today he and 20 other publishers have formed the Independent Local Online News Publishers Trade Group (unofficial, working title) during talks at this year’s Block by Block Community News Summit. … Continue reading

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Opportunity to have input to the FCC on federal ad dollars for local news outlets

The FCC will hold a hearing this Monday in the information needs of communities. One issue is a proposal to change federal policy so that more federal advertising dollars go to local news outlets, including online community sites. A letter … Continue reading

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