Monthly Archives: July 2012

Knight Lab seeks feedback on Local Angle’s use in local news

The Knight News Innovation Lab wants innovative editors and reporters to tell them how to develop its new tool for local news, Local Angle. The Lab is seeking feedback from the community to refine its next iteration. “This is something in … Continue reading

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Can Google Author / journalism SEO fuel stronger community news?

On the BlockbyBlock Facebook page, I asked independent online news publishers about the role of SEO, search engine optimization, on their hyperlocal news sites. Here’s what they said about SEO Continue reading

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General registration is now open for Block by Block summit 2012

We’ve opened up general registration and invited non-publishers who are interested in the future of local news to join us Sept. 13-15 in Chicago. The general registration fee is $75.00 The registration fee for vendors is $300.00 We have additional … Continue reading

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Is writing the new superpower? Make it so with Google Authorship!

Will Google Authorship guarantee prosperity for online journalism? Nope. But it could significantly change the nature of the SEO game by connecting credible authors with their work, strengthening our chances. No more faux Blockshopper type headlines. I like that. At TechWeek Chicago 2012, … Continue reading

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Applications for the Community Journalism Executive Training program are now being accepted!

Organizations that wish to apply must complete the online application and provide required documentation by EOB Friday, July 20th. Last month, INN and the Knight Foundation announced that we will be convening the Community Journalism Executive Training program at Knight Digital Media Center at USC Annenberg … Continue reading

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