Monthly Archives: May 2012

Journalism interns improve coverage, deepen community connections at indie sites

Journalism interns are providing great coverage for NatomasBuzz.com and MyEdmondsnews.com, publishers said. But better yet,  the interns also deeply connect the news sites with their communities. For NatomasBuzz.com, a neighborhood in Sacramento, CA., the internship partnership started in January 2011, when … Continue reading

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Hometown passion fuels local news, indie publishers in NJ

The founder of  TheAlternativePress.com in New Jersey thinks hometown passion and a licensing package are the winning equation for making online publishing work for communities and for locally grown journalist entrepreneurs. In a “teach me to fish” strategy, TheAlternativePress.com has begun selling a … Continue reading

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Early registration is open for Block by Block: Community News Summit 2012

We’re excited to open early registration to publishers and others from independent online community news sites to the annual conference Sept. 13-15 in Chicago! Register here. As in the past, early registration is open only to publishers and site staff … Continue reading

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Managing risk is first step in getting media insurance

By Sally Duros Risk management is at the heart of an indie newsroom’s search for liability and media insurance. All news organizations can  reduce their risk  by taking action on a few fronts,  said Andrew Sellars, Staff Attorney for the … Continue reading

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Publishers mastering the art of online conversation

By Sally Duros Indie online publishers are mastering the art of online conversation. “We don’t treat social media as a means to just push out headlines,” said Emily Lowrey, Founder and CEO of Magic City Post in Birmingham, Al.  “We will … Continue reading

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