Monthly Archives: April 2012

JA Forum on revenue and collaboration: seasoned perspective illuminates possibility

Impact, depth, and revenue. All are clearly potential benefits of collaboration in journalism. Tuesday on the Journalism Accelerator / CollabSpace conversation on collaboration and revenue we dug into how, when and why to collaborate. Michael Stoll of San Francisco Public … Continue reading

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Indie pubs twist arms of municipalities with SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix might be a bit subversive but in a good natured way. “I get the feed of all the (Oakland) reports, and I laugh hysterically,” said Susan Mernit, Publisher  of  Oakland Local, CA. “I can see the ID’s of who … Continue reading

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Indie publishers could find power in partnerships with Open Gov

By Sally Duros Indie publishers looking for a powerful way to tell important stories can find assistance in the networks of Open Gov technologists liberating local data nationwide. While the Open Gov movement is largely driven by technologists who are … Continue reading

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Indie publishers explore partnerships with buy local movement

Could partnerships between buy local alliances and independent online publishers be a win-win  for the bottom lines of  both movements? Susan Mernit, Michelle Ferrier and Bill Densmore think so. For those who are not familiar, The Business Alliance for Local … Continue reading

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BxB Summit planning: Need your feedback!

I’ve been having discussions with a number of publishers about plans the Block by Block summit in 2012. Before we get farther along, I wanted to lay out some of the major themes of those conversations and get input from … Continue reading

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